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fivepenny

[fahyv-pen-ee]
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adjective
  1. noting a nail 1.75 inches (4.4 cm) long. Symbol: 5d
  2. worth five pence.

Origin of fivepenny

First recorded in 1790–1800; five + penny(def 5)
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Historical Examples

  • A fip (the fivepenny bit of Pennsylvania currency) was a silver piece of the value of six and a quarter cents.

    Harper's Young People, March 29, 1881

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for fivepenny

fivepenny

adjective
  1. (prenominal) US (of a nail) one and three-quarters of an inch in length
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