Fives court
Fives Fives (f[imac]vz), n. pl. A kind of play with a ball against a wall, resembling tennis; -- so named because three fives, or fifteen, are counted to the game. --Smart. [1913 Webster]

{Fives court}, a place for playing fives. [1913 Webster]


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  • fives — faɪvz n. (Sports) British form of handball (played on a court with a front wall and walls on the sides); racket game that resembles squash: (Medicine) disease of the glands under the ear in horses faɪv n. number 5; group of five objects adj.… …   English contemporary dictionary

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