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fives

[ fahyvz ]
/ faɪvz /
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noun (used with a singular verb)British.

a game resembling handball, played on a court having a front wall and two side walls.

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Origin of fives

First recorded in 1630–40; five + -s3
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British Dictionary definitions for fives

fives
/ (faɪvz) /

noun

(functioning as singular) a ball game similar to squash but played with bats or the hands
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