tenpenny

[ ten-pen-ee, -puh-nee ]
/ ˈtɛnˌpɛn i, -pə ni /

adjective

noting a nail 3 inches (7.6 cm) in length. Symbol: 10d.
worth or costing 10 cents.

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Origin of tenpenny

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

tenpenny
/ (ˈtɛnpənɪ) /

adjective

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