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fourpenny

[fawr-pen-ee, -puh-nee, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌpɛn i, -pə ni, ˈfoʊr-/
adjective
1.
Carpentry.
  1. noting a nail 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) long.
  2. noting certain fine nails 1.375 inches (3.5 cm) long. Symbol: 4d.
2.
British. of the amount or value of fourpence.
Origin
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English. See four, penny
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British Dictionary definitions for four-penny

fourpenny

/ˈfɔːpənɪ/
adjective
1.
(Brit, slang) a blow, esp with the fist
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