Definition of hacksilver in English:

hacksilver

(also hacksilber)

Pronunciation /ˈhaksɪlvə/

noun

Archaeology
  • Silver in the form of cut or hacked fragments of plate, jewellery, or other items, treated as bullion or used as currency.

    Hacksilver is frequently found in Viking hoards.

Origin

Late 19th century. From German Hacksilber.