pound key

Definition of pound key

US

  1. :  the button on a telephone or keyboard labeled “#”

Word by Word Definitions

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  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

  1. :  a usually metal instrument by which the bolt of a lock is turned

    :  any of various devices having the form or function of such a key

    :  a means of gaining or preventing entrance, possession, or control

  1. :  extremely or crucially important

  1. :  to lock or secure with or as if with a key :  fasten: such as

    :  to secure (something, as a pulley on a shaft) by a key

    :  to finish off (an arch) by inserting a keystone

  1. :  a low island or reef

    :  any of the coral islets off the southern coast of Florida

  1. :  a kilogram especially of marijuana or heroin


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