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magnum

noun [C] uk   /ˈmæɡ.nəm/ us  

magnum noun [C] (WINE)

1.5 litres of wine, or a bottle containing this: She won a magnum of champagne.Wines and winemakingMeasurements of volumeGeneral words for size and amountInformal measurements of volume

magnum noun [C] (GUN)

trademark a type of gun with bullets that are fired with more power than is usual for a gun of that sizeHandguns and riflesAiming and aimHand weapons
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