sheqel

noun sheq·el \ˈshe-kəl\

variant spelling of

  1. 1a :  any of various ancient units of weight; especially :  a Hebrew unit equal to about 252 grains troyb :  a unit of value based on a shekel weight of gold or silver

  2. 2 :  a coin weighing one shekel

  3. 3 shekels plural, informal :  money

  4. 4 the basic monetary unit of Israel — see money table


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