ruble

or rou·ble

[ roo-buhl ]
/ ˈru bəl /

noun

a silver or copper-alloy coin and monetary unit of Russia, the Soviet Union, and its successor states, equal to 100 kopecks.

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Origin of ruble

1545–55; <Russian rubl';Old Russian rublĭ literally, stump, plug, derivative of rubiti to chop; probably originally denoting a piece cut from a silver bar, or a bar notched for division into smaller pieces
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British Dictionary definitions for ruble

ruble
/ (ˈruːbəl) /

noun

a variant spelling of rouble
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