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Noun: piaster  pee'a-stur
Usage: US (elsewhere: piastre)
  1. A fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria
    - piastre [Brit, Cdn]
  2. 100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey
    - kurus, piastre [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: piasters

Type of: fractional monetary unit, subunit, Turkish monetary unit

Part of: Egyptian pound, Lebanese pound, lira, pound, Sudanese pound, Syrian pound, Turkish lira

Encyclopedia: Piaster