Magnum

Definition of Magnum

Mag´num   Pronunciation: măg´nŭm
n.1.A large wine bottle.
They passed the magnum to one another freely.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.(Anat.) A bone of the carpus at the base of the third metacarpal bone.
3.A magnum pistol, or the cartridge such a pistol uses; as, he always carried a .44 magnum.
a.1.(Firearms) Having a larger charge than usual for a cartridge of the same caliber; - of cartridges for handgun; as, a .44 magnum cartridge.
2.(Firearms) Designed to use a cartridge with a larger charge than usual for handguns of the same caliber; - of handguns; as, a .44 magnum pistol.

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