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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FIVES, n. A kind of play with a ball.
FIVES or VIVES, n. A disease of horses, resembling the strangles.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a game resembling handball; played on a court with a front wall and two side walls

Oxford Reference Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fives Fives, n. [See Vives.] A disease of the glands under the ear in horses; the vives. --Shak.



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