plural -s
: five
especially : the number five in dice or cards
cinques plural : change ringing on 11 bells that are treated as 5 pairs, the tenor bell added after each change

Word History


Middle English cink, from Middle French cinq, from Latin quinque

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“Cinque.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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