fivepenny

[ fahyv-pen-ee ]
/ ˈfaɪvˌpɛn i /
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adjective

noting a nail 1.75 inches (4.4 cm) long. Symbol: 5d
worth five pence.

Nearby words

  1. five-spice powder,
  2. five-spot,
  3. five-star,
  4. five-year plan,
  5. fivefold,
  6. fivepins,
  7. fiver,
  8. fives,
  9. fix,
  10. fix someone's wagon

Origin of fivepenny

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

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British Dictionary definitions for fivepenny

fivepenny

/ (ˈfaɪvpənɪ) /

adjective

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