sheqel

noun

sheq·​el

variant spelling of shekel

1
a
: 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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“Sheqel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheqel. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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