What does the word nickel mean?

Usage examples for nickel

  1. There was all kinds- gold, silver, paper, copper, nickel- as if those strange people simply threw into a chest all that they received exactly as they received it. – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
  2. Well, not more than a nickel at a time. – Peggy-Alone by Mary Agnes Byrne
  3. I had to 'arn this nickel. – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White