Piaster Definition

pē-ăstər, -ästər
noun
The Spanish dollar.
Webster's New World
A monetary unit equal to1100 of a pound in Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria.
Webster's New World
Piece of eight.
American Heritage
A former monetary unit of Sudan, equal to1100 of a dinar.
Webster's New World
A former monetary unit of Turkey, equal to1100 of a lira.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
piastrekurus
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Other Word Forms of Piaster

Noun

Singular:
piaster
Plural:
piasters

Origin of Piaster

  • French piastre from Italian piastra thin metal plate from Latin emplastrum medical dressing plaster

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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