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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How to use pistole in a sentence
John pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration and a former deputy FBI director is also in the running.The Short List of Candidates to Replace Janet Napolitano at DHS | Daniel Klaidman | July 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
John pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration, insisted that upset Americans could always choose not to fly.
“Very few people actually get the pat-down at all,” John pistole, who runs the Transportation Security Administration, told me.
The Drudge Report posted a link, the tape went viral and pistole found himself being questioned about the case on CNN.
With new alacrity, the innkeeper thrust the pistole into a leathern pouch he carried at his girdle.Under the Rose | Frederic Stewart Isham
And he gave Philip forthwith another pistole, telling his father to add the first to his saving if he would.Richard Carvel, Complete | Winston Churchill
King Charles II, during his banishment, would have shared the last pistole in his pocket with his little family.Red Gauntlet | Sir Walter Scott
But bless me, if every pistole was a doubloon and I had as many of them as I could carry I would not try another trip.Jack North's Treasure Hunt | Roy Rockwood
The moidore was worth six pieces of eight, the pistole four, the johannes eight.
British Dictionary definitions for pistole
any of various gold coins of varying value, formerly used in Europe
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