Meaning of piaster


Pronunciation: (pē-as'tur, -ä'stur), [key]
— n.
  1. a former coin of Turkey, the 100th part of a lira: replaced by the kurus in 1933.
  2. a monetary unit of Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan, and Syria, the 100th part of a pound.
  3. a former monetary unit of South Vietnam: replaced by the dong in 1976.
  4. the former peso or dollar of Spain and Spanish America.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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