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noun, plural sixpence, sixpences for 2.
(used with a singular or plural verb) British. a sum of six pennies.
(used with a singular verb) a cupronickel coin of the United Kingdom, the half of a shilling, formerly equal to six pennies: equal to two and one-half new pence after decimalization in 1971.
a small British cupronickel coin with a face value of six pennies, worth 21/2 (new) pence, not minted since 1970


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