Meaning of threepence


Pronunciation: (thrip'uns, threp'-, thrup'- thrē'pens&sec), [key]
— n.
  1. a sum of three pennies.
  2. a former cupronickel coin of the United Kingdom, a quarter of a shilling, equal to three pennies: use phased out after decimalization in 1971.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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