tenpenny

[ten-pen-ee, -puh-nee]

Origin of tenpenny

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at ten, penny
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tenpenny

adjective
  1. (prenominal) US and Canadian (of a nail) three inches in length
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