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  1. Australian (in rugby) a player positioned between the scrum-half and the inside -centre
  2. NZ (in rugby) either of two players positioned between the halfback and the centre
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Examples from the Web for five-eighth

Historical Examples

  • The longest sword I have ever performed with is twenty-seven and five-eighth inches.

    Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art


  • Near each end, say five inches, a couple of transverse holes generally five-eighth of an inch in diameter are bored.

  • Measure three and five-eighth inches from the point on each folded edge and once between these edges.

    Handicraft for Girls

    Idabelle McGlauflin