Definition of shekel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃekl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃekl//
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  1. 1the unit of money in Israel
  2. 2an ancient silver coin used by the Jews
  3. Word Originfrom Hebrew šeqel, from šāqal ‘weigh’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shekel