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three·pence(thrĕp′əns, thrĭp′-, thrŭp′-)
n. pl. threepence or three·penc·es
1. A coin worth three pennies, formerly used in Great Britain.
2. The sum of three pennies.
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three old pencea paltry amount
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three•pence(ˈθrɪp əns, ˈθrɛp-, ˈθrʌp-; spelling pron. ˈθriˌpɛns)
1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Brit. a sum of three pennies.
2. a former coin of the United Kingdom, equal to three pennies.
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|Noun||1.||threepence - former cupronickel coin of the United Kingdom equal to three pennies|
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
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threepence[ˈθrepəns] N (Brit) → tres peniques mpl
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