Definition of three–cent piece
: a silver coin worth three cents issued in the U.S. from 1851 to 1873 or a nickel coin issued from 1865 to 1889
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up three–cent piece? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).