Part of speech: noun

One of twelve equal parts.

Part of speech: noun

Second in order after the tenth.

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Usage examples "twelfth":

  1. Twelfth Corps Harper's Ferry and Sharpsburg. - "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
  2. This is the twelfth Christmas I've spent at home, and I assure you I quite look forward to it: that's a confession, eh? - "The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  3. In this extremity the noble Count Of Rochepierre, commander of the town, Hath made a compact with the enemy, According to old custom, to yield up, On the twelfth day, the city to the foe, Unless, meanwhile, before the town appear A host of magnitude to raise the siege. - "The Maid of Orleans A Tragedy", Frederich Schiller.