尺 means 'shaku'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 1534   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-24    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 16 words   Used in 80 words   Used in 95 names   Component in 18 kanji (7 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Name    せき
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 尺 is used 2 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
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
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シャク (read as じゃく) : 29 words FIND ALL
3 Japanese feet; waistband; belt; cloth girdle
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シャク (read as しゃっ) : 2 words FIND ALL
old Japanese system of weights and measures
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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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An additional 5 less common words include 尺 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
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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