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thaler

or ta·ler

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

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

Historical Examples

  • Would to heaven every thaler I possess were a breeding-penny!

    Told by the Death's Head

    Mr Jkai

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for thaler

thaler

taler

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

from German; see dollar
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