Pierce

[ peers ]
/ pɪərs /

noun

Franklin,1804–69, 14th president of the U.S. 1853–57.
John Robinson,1910–2002, U.S. electrical engineer: helped develop communications satellites.
a male given name, form of Peter.
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British Dictionary definitions for franklin pierce (1 of 2)

pierce

/ (pɪəs) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Forms

pierceable, adjectivepiercer, noun

Word Origin for pierce

C13 percen, from Old French percer, ultimately from Latin pertundere, from per through + tundere to strike

British Dictionary definitions for franklin pierce (2 of 2)

Pierce

/ (pɪəs) /

noun

Franklin. 1804–69, US statesman; 14th president of the US (1853–57)
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