fourpenny

[fawr-pen-ee, -puh-nee, fohr-]
adjective
  1. Carpentry.
    1. noting a nail 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) long.
    2. noting certain fine nails 1.375 inches (3.5 cm) long. Symbol: 4d
  2. British. of the amount or value of fourpence.

Origin of fourpenny

1375–1425; late Middle English. See four, penny
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fourpenny

adjective fourpenny one
  1. British slang a blow, esp with the fist
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