pistole definition

  • noun:
    • A gold money equal to two escudos, formerly found in Spain.
    • Any of a number of coins utilized in various countries in europe until the belated 19th century.
    • A type of obsolete Spanish coin.
    • The name of certain coins of varied values previously coined in certain countries of European countries. In Spain it had been equivalent to a quarter doubloon, or just around $3.90, plus in Germany and Italy nearly the same. There was clearly an old Italian pistole worth about $5.40.
    • A gold coin of Spain, worth at the beginning of the nineteenth century almost $4 usa money.

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