(US also piaster)
A monetary unit of several Middle Eastern countries, equal to one hundredth of a pound.
More example sentences
- The judge immediately ruled against him and ordered him to pay one hundred piasters to his wife.
- Fishermen no longer have to wait till the fish is sold to collect their money, he adds, and taxes have been reduced from 64 to 23 piastres per kilogramme: ‘The funds allocated to take care of the fishermen have also increased.’
- The government will continue to subsidise 80 octane gasoline, sold for 90 piastres as it is the main fuel for taxis and minibuses.
Definition of piastre in:
- The US English dictionary