Definition of doubloon in English:


Line breaks: doub|loon
Pronunciation: /dʌˈbluːn


A Spanish gold coin.
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  • Most valued are the doubloons, aluminum coins about the size of a silver dollar with the krewe's emblem.
  • So I took my mother's spoons and headed out for the backyard where I proceeded to dig about a zillion holes in the ground searching for gold doubloons.
  • For a brief instant, he imagined opening the chest to find gold doubloons or the like but then the adult in him rose up and chastised his childish side.


early 17th century: from French doublon or its source, Spanish doblón, from doble 'double' (so named because the coin was worth double the value of a pistole).

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