Meaning of NICKEL in English

nick ‧ el /ˈnɪk ə l/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1700-1800 ; Language: German ; Origin: kupfernickel substance containing nickel, from kupfer 'copper' + nickel 'spirit that plays tricks' ; because the substance contains no copper, even though it looks like copper ]

1 . [uncountable] a hard silver-white metal that is often combined with other metals, for example to make steel. It is a chemical ↑ element : symbol Ni

2 . [countable] a coin in the US or Canada that is worth five cents

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.