pound sign

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noun
  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.

  1. the symbol (#) used for various purposes.

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How to use pound sign in a sentence

  • The pound sign is indicated by L. No attempt has been made to transcribe Greek text or sheet music.

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  • The pound sign, an "L" with a hash mark derived from the word Libra, which meant weighing scales.