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prize money

money offered, won, or received in prizes.
a portion of the money realized from the sale of a prize, especially an enemy's vessel, divided among the captors.
Origin of prize money
1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The only coat I had with me my master took away with him, and said if my prize-money had been 10,000 .

  • The prize-money is pooled and divided among all the competitors.

    A Poor Man's House Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  • He therefore came to request Mr Easy to lend him a few hundred pounds, until he should be able, by his prize-money, to repay them.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy Captain Frederick Marryat
  • As soon as I get my prize-money, I intend to send it home to father.

    The Missing Ship W. H. G. Kingston
  • I got home at last, with plenty of prize-money to set up house, but she was gone.

    The Two Shipmates William H. G. Kingston
  • Because I shall get my whack of the prize-money same as you, old chap.

    The Black Bar George Manville Fenn
  • I inquired, as the bright idea occurred to me; “I will return it to him out of my pay and prize-money.”

    Dick Cheveley W. H. G. Kingston
  • He might also hope, in so fine a vessel, to make a fair amount of prize-money.

    Ben Burton W. H. G. Kingston
  • After this every thing fell into confusion, and the men refused to work till they should receive their prize-money.

  • He was well off and did not seem to care for the prize-money.

    Ben Burton W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for prize-money

prize money

any money offered, paid, or received as a prize
(formerly) a part of the money realized from the sale of a captured vessel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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