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1Attributive Designating a type of japanned metalware originally manufactured in Pontypool in Monmouthshire, Wales.
2Objective, as "Pontypool maker".
3Japanned Pontypool ware.
Mid 18th century. From Pontypool (Welsh Pontypŵl), the name of a town in Monmouthshire, Wales, where this type of metalware was originally produced.
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