siege piece


siege piece

siege piece ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a piece of gold or silver stamped as provisional legal tender in a besieged area.

Origin of siege piece First recorded in 1730–40 Also called obsidional coin. Examples from the Web for siege piece Historical Examples of siege piece

  • The near gun is a 32-pounder navy; the far one, a 24-pounder siege-piece.

    The Civil War Through the Camera

    Henry W. (Henry William) Elson

  • Shot and shell struck the engine, the iron penthouse roof over the siege-piece, the flat car, the bridge itself.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

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