Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A place where the game of fives is played.
  • noun In pugilism, a hall where boxing is practised.

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Examples

  • He is one of the legitimate sons of the Alhambra, and has lived here all his life, filling various offices, such as deputy alguazil, sexton of the parochial church, and marker of a fives-court established at the foot of one of the towers.

    The Alhambra

  • He is one of the legitimate sons of the Alhambra, and has lived here all his life, filling various offices, such as deputy alguazil, sexton of the parochial church, and marker of a fives-court established at the foot of one of the towers.

    The Alhambra

  • He reached the fives-court, and, waiting his opportunity, handed the note to

    The Hero of Garside School

  • He is one of the legitimate sons of the Alhambra, and has lived here all his life, filling various offices; such as deputy alguazil, sexton of the parochial church, and marker of a fives-court established at the foot of one of the towers.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 550, June 2, 1832

  • In a little while he espied Stanley, playing with Newall and Parfitt in the fives-court.

    The Hero of Garside School

  • So I said all right, I would, and we went to the second fives-court.

    The Gold Bat

  • Behind the fives-court, he thought, would be the spot.

    The Gold Bat

  • Behind the fives-court, he thought, would be the spot.

    The Gold Bat

  • Behind the fives-court, he thought, would be the spot.

    The Gold Bat

  • So I said all right, I would, and we went to the second fives-court.

    The Gold Bat

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