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half eagle

noun
1.
a gold coin of the U.S., discontinued in 1929, equal to five dollars.
Origin of half eagle
1780-1790
1780-90, Americanism
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  • The Griffin was half-lion and half-eagle, and apparently had no human characteristics.

    Human Animals Frank Hamel
  • Royal Bryant smiled as he drew forth the half-eagle which he had received from Mr. Knowles, and laid it in her palm.

    The Masked Bridal Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
  • Many were his words of grateful acknowledgment, and warmly shaking the boy's hand, he pushed into it a half-eagle.

    The Rector of St. Mark's Mary J. Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for half-eagle

half eagle

noun
1.
a former US gold coin worth five dollars
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