Meaning of sheitel*

shei•tel

Pronunciation: (shāt'l), [key]
— pl. sheit•len
  1. 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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