East"er*ling (?), n. [Cf. Sterling.]


A native of a country eastward of another; -- used, by the English, of traders or others from the coasts of the Baltic.

Merchants of Norway, Denmark, . . . called . . . Easterlings because they lie east in respect of us. Holinshed.


A piece of money coined in the east by Richard II. of England.


3. Zool.

The smew.


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East"er*ling, a.

Relating to the money of the Easterlings, or Baltic traders. See Sterling.


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