Magnum Mag"num (m[a^]g"n[u^]m), n. [Neut. sing. of L. magnus great.] 1. A large wine bottle. [1913 Webster]

They passed the magnum to one another freely. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) A bone of the carpus at the base of the third metacarpal bone. [1913 Webster]

3. A magnum pistol, or the cartridge such a pistol uses; as, he always carried a .44 magnum. [PJC]

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