:any of various ancient units of weight;
:a Hebrew unit equal to about 252 grains troy
:a unit of value based on a shekel weight of gold or silver
:a coin weighing one shekel
- … making boxing history in the ring in New York, Chicago and wherever else fans … were willing to unburden themselves of substantial sums of shekels for the pleasure of seeing two guys vent their nastiness on each other.
- —Pete Coutros