magnum


magnum
magnum mag"num (m[a^]g"n[u^]m), a. 1. (Firearms) Having a larger charge than usual for a cartridge of the same caliber; -- of cartridges for handgun; as, a .44 magnum cartridge. [PJC]

2. (Firearms) Designed to use a cartridge with a larger charge than usual for handguns of the same caliber; -- of handguns; as, a .44 magnum pistol. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.