Definition of Threepence

1. Noun. Former cupronickel coin of the United Kingdom equal to three pennies.




Definition of Threepence

1. n. A small silver coin of three times the value of a penny.

Definition of Threepence

1. Noun. The amount of money equal to that of three pennies (old or new). ¹

2. Noun. A former (pre-decimalisation) British coin worth three old pennies. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Threepence

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Threepence

three wise men
threedimensional
threefin
threefins
threefold
threefold law
threefoldness
threeish
threeling
threenesses
threep
threepeat
threepeated
threepeating
threeped
threepence (current term)
threepences
threepenny
threepenny-bit
threepenny bit
threepenny bits
threeping
threepit
threepronged
threeps
threequel
threequels
threes
threescore
threescores

Literary usage of Threepence

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1. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"Why, I am proud to say that three-halfpence out of the threepence a week of almost all ... Then there was the threepence I was to have the next Saturday. ..."

2. The Historical Magazine (1863)
"We are also told there was another sort struck with III. for threepence, but we lave never yet met with it in any cabinet, ind even the other two are very ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"... personal attendance, threepence. Picking up a handkerchief, one penny to boys, twopence to men. Shutting a cab-door, to the waterman one penny—where ..."

4. Calendar of State Papers by Great Britain Public Record Office, John William Fortescue (1905)
"... and have inserted a clause that if the Assembly choose to pass an Act for settling threepence a hogshead upon the King during Colonel Blakiston's term ..."

5. History of Maryland from the Earliest Period to the Present Day ...: From by John Thomas Scharf (1879)
"On the 4th of July, 1790, Mr. Standish Barry, a silversmith, issued in Baltimore, a silver token, known as "The Baltimore Town threepence. ..."

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