silver dollar


plural silver dollars
: any of various U. S. coins made chiefly of silver and having a face value of one dollar

Examples of silver dollar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In photos shared by the aquarium, the giant odd-looking fish shaped like a bloated silver dollar appeared to be lying on its side in the sand with its mouth open. Joe Sutton, CNN, 8 June 2024 This unique practice caused news of the attraction to spread through word of mouth when guests spent their silver dollars on gas or other necessities on their way home. Natalie Wallington, Kansas City Star, 2 May 2024 Today the park doesn’t hand out real silver dollars, but the historic name remains. Natalie Wallington, Kansas City Star, 2 May 2024 Its proprietors built a small historic town around the entrance for guests to visit, and gave out silver dollars as change in its shops. Natalie Wallington, Kansas City Star, 2 May 2024 The Lunaria annua, sometimes called the honesty flower, money plant, silver dollar, or dollar plant, is an herbaceous biennial (meaning the next year, the seeds germinate and produce small plants) in the mustard family. Kelly Phillips Erb, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The impact gave me a lump on my temple the size of a silver dollar and left the right side of my rib cage feeling spongy. Cathleen Calkins, Longreads, 23 Jan. 2024 Sales will include a surcharge of $35 for each $5 gold coin; $10 for each silver dollar; $5 for each half dollar; and $50 for each three-coin set. Anne Marie Lee, CBS News, 4 Jan. 2024 An elections official grabbed a silver dollar from his office to break the tie. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1702, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of silver dollar was in 1702

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“Silver dollar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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