an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1918, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcoholic beverages for consumption: repealed in 1933.
[ey-teen-hwee-ler, -wee-] /ˈeɪ tinˈʰwi lər, -ˈwi-/ noun 1. a large tractor-trailer, usually having ten wheels on the cab and eight on the trailer. noun phrase A semitrailer truck; cab and trailer: The driver of the eighteen-wheeler to my left was wearing the uniform of the West Virginia Highway Patrol (1970s+ Citizens band)
[eyt] /eɪt/ noun 1. a cardinal number, seven plus one. 2. a symbol for this number, as 8 or VIII. 3. a set of this many persons or things, as the crew of an eight-oared racing shell. 4. a playing card the face of which bears eight pips. 5. Informal. adjective 6. amounting to eight […]
- Eighter from decatur
noun phrase The card, roll, or craps point of eight (1940s+ Crapshooting & poker)
[eyt-fohld] /ˈeɪtˌfoʊld/ adjective 1. comprising parts or members. 2. times as great or as much. adverb 3. in eightfold measure. /ˈeɪtˌfəʊld/ adjective 1. equal to or having eight times as many or as much 2. composed of eight parts adverb 3. by or up to eight times as much