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Definition of "shekel" []

  • Any of several ancient units of weight, especially a Hebrew unit equal to about a half ounce. (noun)
  • A gold or silver coin equal in weight to one of these units, especially the chief silver coin of the ancient Hebrews. (noun)
  • Slang A coin. (noun)
  • Slang Money. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shekel" in a sentence
  • "It may be at the same time that the shekel is weakening against the euro and we actually trade more with Europe than we do with the United States."
  • "So the fact that sometimes the shekel is strengthening because the dollar is weakening globally doesn't cut a lot of ice with most Israelis."
  • "So the fact that the shekel is weakening against the euro relative to our exporters is also very important and could be even more important than the dollar."