n. a game 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). Etymology: pl. of FIVE used as sing.: significance unkn.
Fives Fives (f[imac]vz), n. pl. A kind of play with a ball against a wall, resembling tennis; -- so named because three fives, or fifteen, are counted to the game. --Smart. Fives court, a place for playing fives.