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sixpence (plural sixpences)
- (obsolete, Britain, uncountable) The value of six old pence; half of a shilling; or one-fortieth of a pound sterling.
Finest apples, sixpence each.
- (historical) A former British coin worth sixpence, first minted in 1551.
Have you got two sixpences for a shilling?
- 1994, Neil Gaiman, Mr. Punch:
I remember playing card games with my grandfather. Games of memory, not of skill. If I won, he gave me sixpence; if he won, he didn't. We would play until I was bored, or until he ran out of sixpences.