Pronunciation: (shāt'l), [key]
—pl. sheit•lenPronunciation: (shāt'lun). [key] Yiddish.
a wig worn by certain Orthodox Jewish married women in keeping with an old rabbinical precept that forbids a woman to leave her hair uncovered in the sight of a man other than her husband.
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