plugged nickel

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plugged nickel (plural plugged nickels)

  1. Alternative form of plug nickel
    • 1907 Jan. 6, "Plugged Nickel Betrays Burglars," New York Times, p. 6:
      Betrayed by a plugged nickel stolen from a child's bank, John Dillon and Joseph Clancy are under arrest.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The form "plugged nickel" has been in usage longer than "plug nickel."