piece of eight

noun phrase

: an old Spanish peso of eight reales

Word History

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piece of eight was in 1610

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Cite this Entry

“Piece of eight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piece%20of%20eight. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

piece of eight

: an old Spanish peso of eight reals
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