Definition of “nickel” - English Dictionary

“nickel” in American English

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nickelnoun

us /ˈnɪk·əl/

nickel noun (COIN)

[ C ] (in the US and Canada) a coin worth five cents

nickel noun (METAL)

[ U ] a silver-white metal:

Nickel is useful because of its resistance to corrosion.

(Definition of “nickel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“nickel” in Business English

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nickelnoun

uk /ˈnɪkl/ us

[ U ] NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION a silver-white metal used in manufacturing:

Russia is the world's largest miner of nickel ore.

[ C ] MONEY a US or Canadian coin worth five cents:

They raised the tax by a nickel a gallon.

(Definition of “nickel” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)