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rouble

[roo-buh l] /ˈru bəl/
noun
1.
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  • First are rouble-denominated government treasury bills.
  • But the rouble's rate against the dollar has been held relatively steady over the past couple of years by heavy intervention.
British Dictionary definitions for rouble

rouble

/ˈruːbəl/
noun
1.
the standard monetary unit of Belarus and Russia, divided into 100 kopecks
2.
the former standard monetary unit of Tajikistan, divided into 100 tanga
Word Origin
C16: from Russian rubl silver bar, from Old Russian rublǐ bar, block of wood, from rubiti to cut up
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Encyclopedia Article for rouble

the monetary unit of Russia (and the former Soviet Union) and Belarus (spelled rubel).

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