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One who took part in the 1849 California gold rush.


1. (Historical Terms) (sometimes capital) history US a prospector who took part in the California gold rush of 1849
2. : 49er a type of dinghy, designed to be crewed by two people


(ˌfɔr tiˈnaɪ nər)

a person participating in the California gold rush in 1849.
[1850–55, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forty-niner - a miner who took part in the California gold rush in 1849forty-niner - a miner who took part in the California gold rush in 1849
gold digger, gold miner, gold panner - a miner who digs or pans for gold in a gold field
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