a piece of gold or silver stamped as provisional legal tender in a besieged area.
- Also called obsidional coin.
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How to use siege piece in a sentence
Shot and shell struck the engine, the iron penthouse roof over the siege-piece, the flat car, the bridge itself.The Long Roll | Mary Johnston
The near gun is a 32-pounder navy; the far one, a 24-pounder siege-piece.The Civil War Through the Camera | Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
The shell called heavy will be 5¾ feet in length, and weigh 2,310 pounds, say more than a 4¾ inch siege piece!
In the first place, we have a gun of very great caliber—a 13¼ inch steel coast and siege piece.