[ sheyt-l ]
/ ˈʃeɪt l /

noun, plural sheit·len [sheyt-luh n] /ˈʃeɪt lən/. 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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sheitel

  • I didn't think a religious woman like Mrs. Lesengeld would take off her sheitel at her time of life.