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three•pence



Pronunciation: (thrip'uns, threp'-, thrup'-; thrē'pens"), [key]
n.
1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Brit.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. Also,thrippence,thruppence.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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