Definitions

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

  • noun A symbol ( – ) used in writing or printing to connect continuing or inclusive numbers or to connect elements of a compound adjective when either of the elements is an open compound, as 1880–1945 or Princeton–New York trains.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of en dash and en-dash.

Etymologies

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

[From its being the width of an n in printing.]

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