Definition of "thaler" [tha•ler]

  • Variant of taler. (noun)

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Use "thaler" in a sentence
  • "The dollar itself comes from the word thaler, which was a measurement of what an ounce of silver would entail, or a percentage of a gold piece would entail."
  • "Mainly they hunted deer, for a dressed buckskin would fetch the equivalent of a German silver coin called a thaler (eventually, buck became synonymous with dollar)."
  • "Just at the time that they put their money in, the party that Minnie belonged to came by, and the gentleman put in a silver coin called a thaler, which is worth about seventy-five cents; so that Rollo had the satisfaction of seeing that one of the four millions of dollars was raised on the spot."