[ fahyv-pen-ee ]
/ ˈfaɪvˌpɛn i /
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noting a nail 1.75 inches (4.4 centimeters) long. Symbol: 5d
worth five pence.
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Example sentences from the Web for fivepenny
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
/ (ˈfaɪvpənɪ) /
(prenominal) US (of a nail) one and three-quarters of an inch in length
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