piece of eight

noun phrase

Definition of piece of eight

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: an old Spanish peso of eight reales

cross of eight points

Definition of cross of eight points (Entry 2 of 3)

: maltese cross

figure-of-eight bandage

noun

Definition of figure-of-eight bandage (Entry 3 of 3)

: a bandage in which the successive turns cross each other as in the figure eight

First Known Use of piece of eight

Noun phrase

1610, in the meaning defined above

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“Piece of eight.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ofeight. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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