a former coin of Turkey, one 100th of a lira: replaced by the kurus in 1933.
a monetary unit of Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan, and Syria, one 100th of a pound.
a former monetary unit of South Vietnam: replaced by the dong in 1976.
the former peso or dollar of Spain and Spanish America.
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How to use piaster in a sentence
Then the two knights had to be removed to a sick-room and infirmary, for they needed a doctor and piaster to cure their wounds.Four Arthurian Romances | Chretien DeTroyes
Hundreds of accounts and bills have been received, audited and paid, and scarcely any two correspond in piaster equivalents.
We got down from our horse, went around carelessly, and slipped a cherek (a five piaster piece) into his fingers.
After thirty-three years of residence, I am still trying to get some idea of what a piaster is.
All my trouble, all the hard work, and not a piaster, not a piaster!The Carpet from Bagdad | Harold MacGrath