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half eagle

noun
1.
a gold coin of the U.S., discontinued in 1929, equal to five dollars.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90, Americanism
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Examples for half eagle
  • The griffin was itself a compound creature, half lion and half eagle.
British Dictionary definitions for half eagle

half eagle

noun
1.
a former US gold coin worth five dollars
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