sixpence

Definitions:

  • A coin formerly used in Britain and worth six pennies.
  • The sum of six pennies.
  • An English silver coin of the value of six pence (about 12 cents); half of a shilling.
  • The value of six pence, or half a shilling; a slight value: sometimes used attributively.
  • In the United States, especially in New York, while the coin was in circulation, a Spanish half-real, of the value of 6¼ cents.
  • An English silver coin of the value of six pennies; half a shilling, or about twelve cents.
  • A former <xref>coin</xref> worth six <xref>old pence</xref>; a <xref>tanner</xref>.
  • The <xref>value</xref> of six old pence.
  • a small coin of the United Kingdom worth six pennies; not minted since 1970
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