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fourpenny

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

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English. See four, penny
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British Dictionary definitions for fourpenny

fourpenny
/ (ˈfɔːpənɪ) /

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