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rouble or ruble (ˈruːbəl)
 
n
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
 
[C16: from Russian rubl silver bar, from Old Russian rublǐ bar, block of wood, from rubiti to cut up]
 
ruble or ruble
 
n
 
[C16: from Russian rubl silver bar, from Old Russian rublǐ bar, block of wood, from rubiti to cut up]

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rouble

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

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Example sentences
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.
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