Threepence
Threepence \Three"pence\, n. A small silver coin of three times the value of a penny. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

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  • Threepence — may refer to:* Threepence (Irish coin), a pre decimalisation coin of Ireland * Threepence (Australian), a coin used in the Commonwealth of Australia prior to decimalization * Threepence (British coin), a pre decimalisation coin of the United… …   Wikipedia

  • threepence — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ the sum of three pence, especially before decimalization (1971) …   English terms dictionary

  • threepence — [thrip′əns, thrup′əns, threp′əns] n. 1. the sum of three British pence 2. a British coin of this value …   English World dictionary

  • threepence — noun Date: 1589 1. plural threepence or threepences a coin worth threepence 2. the sum of three British pennies …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • threepence — /thrip euhns, threp , thrup ; three pens /, n. 1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Brit. a sum of three pennies. 2. a former cupronickel coin of the United Kingdom, a quarter of a shilling, equal to three pennies: use phased out after decimalization …   Universalium

  • threepence — noun /ˈθrɪpəns/lang=en/ˈθrɛpəns/lang=en/ˈθrʌpəns/lang=en a) The amount of money equal to that of three pennies (old or new). b) A former (pre decimalisation) British coin worth three old pennies. Syn: threepenny bit, thruppence …   Wiktionary

  • threepence — three|pence [ˈθrepəns, ˈθrʌ ] n [U] BrE old use three old pence …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • threepence — three|pence [ θrepəns, θrʌ,pens ] noun uncount BRITISH an old word meaning three pence …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • threepence — [ θrʌp(ə)ns] noun Brit. the sum of three pence, especially before decimalization (1971) …   English new terms dictionary

  • threepence — noun (U) BrE old use three old pence …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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