[sev-uh n-pen-ee]


noting a nail 2¼ inches (6 cm) long. Symbol: 7d

Origin of sevenpenny

1350–1400 for earlier sense “costing seven pence”; Middle English; see seven, -penny Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sevenpenny

Historical Examples of sevenpenny

  • "Sevenpenny for men-servants, sixpenny for women," she explained.

    Once a Week

    Alan Alexander Milne

  • The Examiner has let down its price from a tenpenny to a sevenpenny.

  • Did the mandarins imagine that they were going to stop the sevenpenny, that anything could stop it?

    Books and Persons

    Arnold Bennett

  • For when there are no six-shilling novels to reprint, obviously there can be no sevenpenny reprints of them.

    Books and Persons

    Arnold Bennett

  • It is comforting to perceive that this wickedness on the part of the sevenpenny reprint cannot indefinitely continue.

    Books and Persons

    Arnold Bennett