Definition of sixpence in English:
1A coin worth six old pence (2 1/2 p), withdrawn in 1980.
- And six coins were recovered including a florin, a sixpence, two pennies and two half pennies.
- Haig separated half-crowns, sixpences and other redundant coins out of the pile, then he began to sort the rest into £1 units.
- In 1980, the government announced the withdrawal of the sixpence coin on June 30th.
on a sixpence
- British informal Used to refer to a manoeuvre that can be performed by a moving vehicle or person within a small area or short distance: the car stops on a sixpenceMore example sentences
- This tank-like thing was almost impossible to drive and I had to follow the camera car, stop on a sixpence and act at the same time.
- The steering is beefy, the turn-in very sharp, the brakes can stop you on a sixpence, and the acceleration is just mind blowing.
- No doubt they will teach me how to be graceful on the snow, how to slalom with the best of them and how to stop on a sixpence.
Words that rhyme with sixpencehalfpence
Definition of sixpence in:
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