threescore

adjective
three·​score | \ ˈthrē-ˈskȯr How to pronounce threescore (audio) \

Definition of threescore

: being three times twenty : sixty

First Known Use of threescore

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Threescore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/threescore. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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threescore

adjective
three·​score | \ ˈthrē-ˌskȯr How to pronounce threescore (audio) \

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