Definition of the devil's dozen in English:

the devil's dozen


  • Thirteen.

    • ‘The three men said they did not mind the figure 13, known as the devil's dozen.’
    • ‘From this store, I got the usual repository of the devil's dozen; sodium metal, magnesium metal, and the three standard ‘ic’ acids, H2SO4, HNO3, and HCl; sufurIC, nitrIC, hydrochlorIC.’
    • ‘In Russia it is referred to as the devil's dozen (çërtova djúzina).’