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English definition of “nickel”


noun     /ˈnɪkl/
COIN [C] a US or Canadian coin with a value of 5 centsNorth American money
METAL [U] a silver-white metal that is often mixed with other metals (formula Ni)Chemical elements
(Definition of nickel noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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