Definition of fives in English:

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Pronunciation: /fʌɪvz/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
A game, played especially in the UK, in which a ball is hit with a gloved hand or a bat against the walls of a court with three walls ( Eton fives) or four walls ( Rugby fives).


Mid 17th century: plural of five used as a singular noun; the significance is unknown.

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