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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A former British silver coin, worth four pence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A British silver coin, worth four pence; a groat.
  • n. A name formerly given in New England to the Spanish half real, a silver coin worth six and a quarter cents.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the British islands, the sum of fourpence, equal to one third of a shilling, or about eight cents of United States money.
  • n. A small silver coin of this value, usually called a four-penny bit or four-penny piece, and sometimes a groat. See groat and joey.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a former English silver coin worth four pennies

Etymologies

four +‎ pence (Wiktionary)

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