three–halfpence

noun

Definition of three–halfpence

plural

three–halfpence

or

three–halfpences

  1. 1 :  the sum of three halfpence :  a penny and a half

  2. 2 :  a small English silver coin of Queen Elizabeth I (16th century) worth 112 pennies; also :  a silver coin struck in the 19th century under William IV and Queen Victoria for the colonies

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Origin and Etymology of three–halfpence

Middle English threhalpenys, from three, thre three + halpenys, halfpenys, plural of halpeny, halfpeny, halfpenny


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