Pronunciation: (ā-kyOO'; Fr. ā-ky'),[key] —n., —pl.é•cusPronunciation: (ā-kyOOz'; Fr. ā-ky').[key] 1. the shield carried by a mounted man-at-arms in the Middle Ages.
2. any of various gold and silver coins of France, issued from the 13th through the 18th centuries, bearing the figure of a shield.
Pronunciation: (ā-kOO' or, sometimes, ē'sē'yOO'),[key] —n. a money of account of the European Common Market used in international finance, based on the combined prorated values of the currencies of member nations.