eightpenny

[ eyt-pen-ee ]
/ ˈeɪtˌpɛn i /
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adjective

noting a nail 2½ inches (64 mm) long.
costing or amounting to the sum of eight pennies. Symbol: 8d

Nearby words

  1. eighth note,
  2. eighth rest,
  3. eighthly,
  4. eighties,
  5. eightieth,
  6. eights,
  7. eightsome reel,
  8. eightvo,
  9. eighty,
  10. eighty-eight

Origin of eightpenny

First recorded in 1490–1500; eight + penny(def 5)

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