half dime

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noun

a silver coin of the U.S., equal to five cents, issued 1794–1805 and 1829–73.

Nearby words

  1. half cadence,
  2. half cent,
  3. half cock,
  4. half crown,
  5. half deck,
  6. half dollar,
  7. half eagle,
  8. half frame,
  9. half gainer,
  10. half hitch

Origin of half dime

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95

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