Piaster meaning

pē-ăstər, -ästər
A unit of currency equal to1100 of the primary unit of currency in Egypt and various other countries of the Middle East.
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Piece of eight.
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The Spanish dollar.
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A monetary unit equal to1100 of a pound in Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria.
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A former monetary unit of Sudan, equal to1100 of a dinar.
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A former monetary unit of Turkey, equal to1100 of a lira.
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Alternative spelling of piastre.
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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