1. [ noun ] (chemistry) a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite
Synonyms: atomic_number_28 Ni
Related terms: metallic_element pentlandite millerite smaltite garnierite
2. [ noun ] a US coin worth one twentieth of a dollar
Related terms: coin
3. [ adjective ] priced at 5 cents

"I can still remember when a nickel ice-cream cone cost only 10 cents"

Related terms: priced
4. [ adjective ] costing 5 dollars; slang for the price of unlawful drugs

"a nickel bag"

Related terms: priced
5. [ noun ] five dollars worth of a drug
Synonyms: nickel_note

"a nickel bag of drugs" "a nickel deck of heroin"

Related terms: fiver
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4417
7. [ verb ] plate with nickel

"nickel the plate"

Related terms: plate
Similar spelling:   Nickell