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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A high-velocity gun with a caliber of 88 millimeters, used by German troops as an antiaircraft and antitank weapon during World War II.
  • noun An artillery shell, especially one fired by this gun.
  • noun Slang A piano.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Number between eighty-seven and eighty-nine; decimal 88
  • noun An abbreviation for 'Hugs and kisses' in amateur radio. Used especially in Morse code.
  • noun slang A piano (from the number of keys)

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  • adjective being eight more than eighty

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Sense 3, from the number of its keys.]

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