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pound sterling

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  1. pound2(def 3).
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Origin of pound sterling

First recorded in 1625–35
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British Dictionary definitions for pound sterling

pound sterling

noun
  1. the official name for the standard monetary unit of the United KingdomSee pound 3 (def. 5)
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