尺 means 'shaku'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 1534   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 11    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 16 words   Used in 80 words   Used in 95 names   Component in 8 kanji (7 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   unit of length (about a foot)
Name    せき
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 尺 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 尺 is used 75 times, read 1 way (with 4 variations).
シャク : 42 words FIND ALL
linear measure; scale
シャク (read as じゃく) : 29 words FIND ALL
1. long, narrow card on which Japanese poems are written (vertically); strip of paper
2. thin rectangle  (see also: 短冊形; abbreviation)
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シャク (read as しゃっ) : 2 words FIND ALL
せっ: 1 word. FIND ALL
1. small amount of silk (i.e. only one foot of cloth)
2. unimportant painting; trivial work of art
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せき: 1 word. FIND ALL
(something) tiny; trifle
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Henshall: 895 (originally: 884)  Joy o' Kanji : 884  Key to Kanji: 467 

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シャク    unit of length (about a foot)   
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