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quarter dollar

noun
  1. quarter(def 3).
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Origin of quarter dollar

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for quarter dollar

Historical Examples

  • Spread this paste on your leather, to about the thickness of a quarter-dollar.

    Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book

    Eliza Leslie

  • However, they deducted the quarter-dollar from Tailor Vertz's share.

  • Well, we must try to do without Snoddy's other quarter-dollar.

    Stories for Helen

    Eliza Leslie

  • Glad to recover the squealing little wanderers at any cost, I gave each lying child a quarter-dollar.

  • When it comes to two bits, the quarter-dollar stands for the required amount.

    Across the Plains

    Robert Louis Stevenson