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pound sterling

noun

Simple Definition of pound sterling

  • : a basic unit of money in the United Kingdom

Full Definition of pound sterling

  1. :  a basic unit of money in the United Kingdom :  pound

Word by Word Definitions

poundplay
  1. :  any of various units of mass and weight

    :  the basic monetary unit of the United Kingdom —called also pound sterling

    :  the basic monetary unit of Ireland from 1921 to 2001

  1. :  an enclosure for animals

    :  a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed animals

    :  a depot for holding impounded personal property until redeemed by the owner

  1. :  to reduce to powder or pulp by beating

    :  to strike heavily or repeatedly

    :  to inculcate by insistent repetition :  drive

  1. :  an act or sound of pounding

sterlingplay
  1. :  British money

    :  sterling silver or articles of it

  1. :  of, relating to, or calculated in terms of British sterling

    :  payable in sterling

    :  having a fixed standard of purity usually defined legally as represented by an alloy of 925 parts of silver with 75 parts of copper


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