sheqel

noun
sheq·​el

variant spelling of

1a : any of various ancient units of weight especially : a Hebrew unit equal to about 252 grains troy

b : a unit of value based on a shekel weight of gold or silver

2 : a coin weighing one shekel

3 shekels plural, informal : money … 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

4 the basic monetary unit of Israel — see Money Table

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