siege piece ExamplesWord Origin noun
- 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.