mag|num «MAG nuhm», noun, plural -nums for 1, 2; -na «-nuh» for 3.
1. a bottle that holds about two quarts of wine or alcoholic liquor.
2. the amount that it holds: »

He…declared that we must have wine, and sent for a magnum of the best (Robert Louis Stevenson).

3. a heavy load used in certain firearms: »

.357 magnum, magnum loads for shotguns.

4. Anatomy. the capitate bone.
[< Latin magnum, neuter, great]

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