three·​score ˈthrē-ˈskȯr How to pronounce threescore (audio)
: being three times twenty : sixty

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First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of threescore was in the 14th century

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“Threescore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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three·​score ˈthrē-ˈskō(ə)r How to pronounce threescore (audio)
: sixty

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