mechitza

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me·chi·tza

 (mə-KHē′tsə, -KHē-tsä′)
n. pl. me·chi·tzas or me·chi·tzot (-tsôt) Judaism
1. A partition erected in the seating section of an Orthodox synagogue to prevent the mixing of men and women.
2. The structure defining the boundary of an eruv.

[Mishnaic Hebrew məḥiṣṣâ, partition, from Hebrew ḥāṣaṣ, to divide; see x̣ṣṣ in Semitic roots.]
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mechitza

(məˈxɪtzɑː)
n, pl mechitzot (-zəʊt)
a screen in a synagogue separating men and women
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