piaster definition

  • noun:
    • See Table at money.
    • bit of eight.
    • alternate spelling of piastre.
    • A silver money of Spain and various other nations. See peso. The Spanish piaster (generally called peso, or peso duro) is of about the worth of the American buck. The Italian piaster, or scudo, was well worth from 80 to 100 dollars. The Turkish and Egyptian piasters are now well worth about four and a half dollars.
    • the system of Turkish currency, represented by a silver coin worth about 4.4 united states of america dollars (the Turkish title because of it is ghū rū sh).
    • The Spanish dollar. See dollar, 1, and peso.
    • 100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey
    • a fractional monetary device in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria

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