Origin of pistole
Examples from the Web for pistole
The Drudge Report posted a link, the tape went viral and Pistole found himself being questioned about the case on CNN.
There's a Pistole for you, eat like an Emperor, d'ye hear, till that be out.The Stolen Heiress|Susanna Centlivre
A good horse could be bought for five pounds, and a good cow and calf for a pistole, or three dollars and sixty cents.History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia|Charles Campbell
So abundant are animals in this country, that twelve sheep may be bought for a single piece of gold worth about a pistole.
British Dictionary definitions for pistole
Word Origin for pistole
Word Origin and History for pistole
former Spanish coin (not called that in Spanish), 1590s, from French pistole, from Italian piastola, diminutive of piastra "plate or leaf of metal" (see piaster). Cf. earlier pistolet (1550s) "foreign coin," which OED says is from French pistolet "short firearm" (see pistol) and so called for being smaller and thinner than other coins.