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broad +‎ piece


broadpiece (plural broadpieces)

  1. (historical) An old English gold coin, broader than a guinea, such as a Carolus or Jacobus.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for broadpiece in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)