cross and pile

noun

Definition of cross and pile

1 archaic : heads or tails
2 archaic : money

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History and Etymology for cross and pile

Middle English; pile reverse of a coin, from Middle French, pillar, pier of a bridge, device for stamping coins, reverse of a coin

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“Cross and pile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross%20and%20pile. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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