Pronunciation: (ā'tē āt'), [key]
1. a cardinal number, 80 plus 8.
2. a symbol for this number, as 88 or LXXXVIII.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. Slang.the keys of a piano or the piano itself: tickle the old eighty-eight.
amounting to 88 in number.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.