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[duhk-uh-toon, duhk-uh-toon]
  1. a former silver coin of the Netherlands, used through the 17th and 18th centuries: equal to three gulden.
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Also duc·a·ton [duhk-uh-ton] /ˈdʌk əˌtɒn/.

Origin of ducatoon

1605–15; < French ducaton, diminutive of ducat ducat
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Historical Examples

  • A common punishment costs the master a rix-dollar, and a severe one a ducatoon, about six shillings and eight-pence.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13

    Robert Kerr