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

First recorded in 1490–1500; eight + penny(def 5)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for eightpenny

Historical Examples

  • The large fivepenny, sixpenny, eightpenny, and shilling often had unusually wide margins when perforated.

    Peeps at Postage Stamps

    Stanley Currie Johnson

  • Eightpenny finishing nails are the best, three in each board, the heads being driven in to admit of puttying.

  • From John Blane, during the same year, he purchased 2500 tenpenny nails and the same quantity of eightpenny nails.