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pistole

[ pi-stohl ]
/ pɪˈstoʊl /
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noun
a former gold coin of Spain, equal to two escudos.
any of various former gold coins of Europe, as the louis d'or.
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Origin of pistole

1585–95; <Middle French, back formation from pistolet the coin
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British Dictionary definitions for pistole

pistole
/ (pɪsˈtəʊl) /

noun
any of various gold coins of varying value, formerly used in Europe

Word Origin for pistole

C16: from Old French, shortened from pistolet, literally: little pistol
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