(redirected from 49er)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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
References in periodicals archive ?
by Times News ServiceOman Sail's 49er duo of Musab Al Hadi and Waleed Al Kindi at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Also in the October issue we feature profiles of four of the Top 49er companies, each of which gives us an inside look at the particular set of elements that have helped them find success.
The Daily 49er at Cal State Long Beach is a 63-year-old campus news enterprise.
The sailors, ranked fourth in the world in the "49er" class of boat, are hotly tipped to be medal contenders in Beijing, following on from their first place finish at last year's ISAF sailing world championships.
Because sitting in a quarter-full Candlestick Park amongst the die-hard 49er faithful was just like being at the Arms Park.
Besides Renfro, other ex-Ducks who have won two Super Bowl rings are Fred Quillan, a center with those 1980s 49er teams, and Derek Loville, the running back who won one with the 49ers in 1995 and later with the Denver Broncos in 1998.
"The New 49ers, All Alaska, First Team 1985" represented the first field of Alaska Business Monthly's Top 49er companies ranked by gross revenue--boasting $2.76 billion in gross revenues and 19,044 employees.
Seeing how 21-year-old from Ohio State could end up being selected by the San Francisco 49ers, the defensive end decided to clean up his Twitter account to avoid further controversy.
49ers fear suburban native Garoppolo will miss the rest of the NFL season
The San Francisco 49ers aren't happy with where they stand this season.
M2 EQUITYBITES-October 25, 2017-San Francisco 49ers, IDEMIA to enhance fan experience
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-October 25, 2017-San Francisco 49ers, IDEMIA to enhance fan experience