piece of eight

noun phrase

Definition of piece of eight

: an old Spanish peso of eight reales

First Known Use of piece of eight

1610, in the meaning defined above

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“Piece of eight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piece%20of%20eight. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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