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pistole

[pi-stohl] /pɪˈstoʊl/
noun
1.
a former gold coin of Spain, equal to two escudos.
2.
any of various former gold coins of Europe, as the louis d'or.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Middle French, back formation from pistolet the coin
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pistole

/pɪsˈtəʊl/
noun
1.
any of various gold coins of varying value, formerly used in Europe
Word Origin
C16: from Old French, shortened from pistolet, literally: little pistol
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Word Origin and History for pistole
n.

former Spanish coin (not called that in Spanish), 1590s, from French pistole, from Italian piastola, diminutive of piastra "plate or leaf of metal" (see piaster). Cf. earlier pistolet (1550s) "foreign coin," which OED says is from French pistolet "short firearm" (see pistol) and so called for being smaller and thinner than other coins.

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