six pack

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A man with a well-developed six pack

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six pack (plural six packs)

  1. A set of six beverage cans or bottles sold together, especially of beer.
    If you're thirsty, there's a six pack in the kitchen.
    • 2005, Jim Jackson, Walking Together Forever: The Broad Street Bullies, Then and Now, page 120
      “We try to create the illusion that we just cruise up into the booth, crack open a six pack, and just schmooze while we watch the game,” Clement explains.
  2. (bodybuilding) A highly-developed set of abdominal muscles.
    • 2005, Les Hewitt, The Power of Focus for College Students, page 133
      Are you going to tone your arms, build a six pack or tighten up the old rump?
    • 2009, Jorge Cruise, Body at Home: A Simple Plan to Drop 10 Pounds, page 182
      Depending on your genetics, you might develop abs that have deep grooves, or you might get a great six pack yet your abs appear "flat" like Brad Pitt's n the movie Fight Club.
  3. (US, informal, law enforcement) A selection of six photographs, including one of a suspect, used for idenitification by a witness.
    • 2008, John N. Ferdico, Henry F. Fradella, & Christopher D. Totten, Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional, 10th ed., page 792
      Officer Bahash then obtained a copy of Grant's photograph from the DMV and placed it in a six-person photograph array (also known as a “six-pack”) for possible identification by two earlier victims.

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