pound' sign"

1. a symbol (£) for “pound” or “pounds” as a monetary unit of the United Kingdom.
2. a symbol (#) for “pound” or “pounds” as a unit of weight or mass: 20# bond paper stock. Cf. hash mark, number sign, space mark.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

pound Scotspound sterling


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