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or taler

[tah-ler] /ˈtɑ lər/
noun, plural thaler, thalers.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Would to heaven every thaler I possess were a breeding-penny!

  • I gave him the thaler, the last money I possessed in the world!

  • I had only a thaler; the inn-keeper said it was counterfeit, and kept it.

  • The clear ringing sound was unmistakable—the thaler was genuine.

  • And I am your plowman, and will hereafter do your plowing only for a thaler a day wages.

    Anarchism Paul Eltzbacher
  • "Eleven thaler and a jacket, Frulein; she will not come otherwise," she reported.

    A Sister's Love W. Heimburg
  • Now he wrote the thaler was made up, and he sent it, and this was how it had come about.

    Pine Needles Susan Bogert Warner
  • Author's note—The thaler went out of use in Germany in 1906.

  • But suppose that Claus had a thaler in his hand, then could he find the place again?

    Pepper & Salt Howard Pyle
  • He counted slowly and carefully until he had made up a thaler.

    Barlasch of the Guard H. S. Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for thaler


noun (pl) -ler, -lers
a former German, Austrian, or Swiss silver coin
Word Origin
from German; see dollar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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