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fivepenny

[ fahyv-pen-ee ]
/ ˈfaɪvˌpɛn i /
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adjective
noting a nail 1.75 inches (4.4 centimeters) long. Symbol: 5d
worth five pence.
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Origin of fivepenny

First recorded in 1790–1800; five + penny (def. 6)
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How to use fivepenny in a sentence

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

    Peeps at Postage Stamps|Stanley Currie Johnson
  • A fip (the fivepenny bit of Pennsylvania currency) was a silver piece of the value of six and a quarter cents.

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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