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a. Any of several ancient units of weight, especially a Hebrew unit equal to about a half ounce.
b. A gold or silver coin equal in weight to one of these units, especially the chief silver coin of the ancient Hebrews.
c. Variant of sheqel.
a. A coin.
b. shekels Money.
sheq·elalso shek·el (shĕk′əl)
n. pl. sheq·al·im (shĕk′ə-lĭm) also shekels
See Table at currency.
[Hebrew šeqel; see shekel.]
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|Noun||1.||shekels - informal terms for money |
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money - the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"