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 cm) long.
  2. noting certain fine nails 1.375 inches (3.5 cm) long. Symbol: 4d
British. of the amount or value of fourpence.

Nearby words

  1. fourier, jean baptiste joseph, baron,
  2. fourierism,
  3. fourierite,
  4. fournier,
  5. fourpence,
  6. fourplay,
  7. fourplex,
  8. fourposter,
  9. fourragère,
  10. fourscore

Origin of fourpenny

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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