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