trade dollar


a silver coin of the U.S., containing slightly more silver than the standard dollar, issued from 1873 to 1885 for trade with Asia.

Nearby words

  1. trade book,
  2. trade council,
  3. trade cycle,
  4. trade deficit,
  5. trade discount,
  6. trade down,
  7. trade dress,
  8. trade edition,
  9. trade gap,
  10. trade guild

Origin of trade dollar

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019