sterling area

noun

variants or less commonly sterling bloc
: a former group of countries with currencies tied to the British pound sterling

Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sterling area was in 1932

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“Sterling area.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sterling%20area. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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