queen's shilling

queen's shilling
noun
: king's shilling — used when the British monarch is a queen

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  • queen's shilling. — See king s shilling. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Queen's shilling — /kwinz ˈʃɪlɪŋ/ (say kweenz shiling) noun (when the reigning monarch was a woman) → King s shilling …  

  • queen's shilling. — See king s shilling. [1875 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the King's (or Queen's) shilling — Brit. enlist as a soldier. [with ref. to the former practice of paying a shilling to a new recruit.] → shilling …   English new terms dictionary

  • take the Queen's shilling — ► take the King s (or Queen s) shilling Brit. enlist as a soldier. [ORIGIN: with reference to the former practice of paying a shilling to a new recruit.] Main Entry: ↑shilling …   English terms dictionary

  • queen's — queen s) ● shilling …   Useful english dictionary

  • shilling — ► NOUN 1) a former British coin and monetary unit equal to one twentieth of a pound or twelve pence. 2) the basic monetary unit of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. ● not the full shilling Cf. ↑not the full shilling ● take the King s (or Queen s)… …   English terms dictionary

  • shilling — noun 1》 a former British coin and monetary unit equal to one twentieth of a pound or twelve pence. 2》 the basic monetary unit of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, equal to 100 cents. Phrases not the full shilling Brit. informal not very clever. take… …   English new terms dictionary

  • shilling — n. 1 hist. a former British coin and monetary unit worth one twentieth of a pound or twelve pence. 2 a monetary unit in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Phrases and idioms: shilling mark hist. = SOLIDUS. take the King s (or Queen s) shilling hist.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shilling (British coin) — In the United Kingdom, a shilling was a coin used from the reign of Henry VII until decimalisation in 1971. Before decimalisation there were twenty shillings to the pound and twelve pence to the shilling, and thus 240 pence to the pound. At… …   Wikipedia

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