- noting a nail 1.75 inches (4.4 cm) long. Symbol: 5d
- worth five pence.
Origin of fivepenny
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A fip (the fivepenny bit of Pennsylvania currency) was a silver piece of the value of six and a quarter cents.
- (prenominal) US (of a nail) one and three-quarters of an inch in length
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