piedfort

noun pied·fort \pē¦ā¦fȯ(ə)r, (ˈ)pyā-\
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piefort

\pē¦ā¦fȯ(ə)r, (ˈ)pyā-\

Definition of piedfort

plural

-s

  1. :  a coin struck on an unusually thick flan (such as some patterns and multiple coins of France, Bohemia, and the Low Countries)

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Origin and Etymology of piedfort

French pied-fort, from pied foot (from Latin ped-, pes) + fort strong, from Latin fortis — more at foot, fort


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