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taler

[tah-ler]
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noun, plural ta·ler, ta·lers.
  1. thaler.

thaler

or ta·ler

[tah-ler]
noun, plural tha·ler, tha·lers.
  1. any of various former large coins of various German states; dollar.

Origin of thaler

From German, dating back to 1780–90; see origin at dollar
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Examples from the Web for taler

Historical Examples

  • She saw that Jason Philip had received three thousand taler.

    The Goose Man

    Jacob Wassermann

  • The truth is, Gottfried Nothafft entrusted me with three thousand taler.

    The Goose Man

    Jacob Wassermann

  • She counted the money over in the till, but in vain; the taler had vanished.

    The Goose Man

    Jacob Wassermann

  • I have known them short in the pocket, when the taler sent in his bill.

  • He put down on the table three thousand taler in bank notes of the realm, and Jason Philip wrote out a receipt.

    The Goose Man

    Jacob Wassermann


British Dictionary definitions for taler

taler

noun plural -ler or -lers
  1. a variant spelling of thaler

thaler

taler

noun plural -ler or -lers
  1. a former German, Austrian, or Swiss silver coin

Word Origin

from German; see dollar
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