half eagle


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half eagle

n
(Currencies) a former US gold coin worth five dollars
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half′ ea′gle


n.
a gold coin of the U.S., discontinued in 1929, equal to five dollars.
[1780–90, Amer.]
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Noun1.half eagle - a former gold coin in United States worth 5 dollarshalf eagle - a former gold coin in United States worth 5 dollars
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
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