Twelvescore

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. & a Twelvescore Twelve times twenty; two hundred and forty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • twelvescore Numbering twelve times twenty, or two hundred and forty; as, twelve-score seamen.
    • n twelvescore Twelve-score yards, a common length for a shot in archery, and hence often alluded to formerly in measurement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Twelvescore twelve times twenty, or two hundred and forty
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. twelf (Ger. zwölf, and Goth. twa-lif), that is 'two and ten' (for twá-, cf. Two; and for -lif, cf. Eleven).