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pound (£)

the standard monetary unit of the UK. See CURRENCY. STERLING.

pound

the standard CURRENCY unit of the UK and a number of other countries, mainly current and former members of the British Commonwealth. When used in international transactions, the UK pound is referred to as STERLING to distinguish it from other country's pounds, such as the Lebanese or Egyptian pound.
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Robin, 29, began his training last March and now pounds the beat in Tiverton for Devon and Cornwall Police.
PCSO Anita Hodson normally pounds the beat in Birmingham city centre from a base at Steelhouse Lane police station.
PC Port, 29, began his training last March and now pounds the beat in Tiverton for Devon and Cornwall Police.