threescore

[ three-skawr, -skohr ]
/ ˈθriˈskɔr, -ˈskoʊr /
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adjective

being or containing three times twenty; sixty.

Nearby words

  1. threep,
  2. threepence,
  3. threepenny,
  4. threepenny bit,
  5. threes and eights,
  6. threesome,
  7. threespine stickleback,
  8. thremmatology,
  9. threnode,
  10. threnodial

Origin of threescore

First recorded in 1350–1400, threescore is from the Middle English word thre scoor. See three, score

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British Dictionary definitions for threescore

threescore

/ (ˈθriːˈskɔː) /

determiner

an archaic word for sixty
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