|1.||s, Abbreviation: sh a former British and Australian silver or cupronickel coin worth one twentieth of a pound: not minted in Britain since 1970|
|2.||the standard monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda: divided into 100 cents|
|3.||an old monetary unit of the US varying in value in different states|
|4.||(Scot) (in combination) /- an indication of the strength and character of a beer, referring to the price after duty that was formerly paid per barrel: sixty-shilling|
|[Old English scilling; related to Old Norse skillingr, Gothic skilliggs, Old High German skilling]|
see cut off (with a shilling).
former English and British coin, nominally valued at one-twentieth of a pound sterling, or 12 pence. The shilling was also formerly the monetary unit of Australia, Austria, New Zealand, and Ireland. Today it is the basic monetary unit in Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda.
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