shilling

shilling
shilling [shil′iŋ]
n.
[ME schilling < OE scylling, akin to Ger schilling < Gmc * skildling, prob. < * skild- (see SHIELD) + * -ling, -LING1]
1.
a) a former monetary unit of the United Kingdom, equal to 1/ 20 of a pound or 12 pence
b) a cupronickel coin worth one shilling: coinage discontinued in 1971
c) a former monetary unit of various other countries in or formerly in the Commonwealth, equal to 1/ 20 of a pound or 12 pence
2. the basic monetary unit of:
a) Kenya
b) Somalia
c) Tanzania
d) Uganda: see the table of monetary units in the Reference Supplement
3. any of several coins of colonial America

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