One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A banknote worth one British pound sterling, now replaced by the pound coin in England and Wales.
- ‘The one pound coin was issued to replace the one pound note which had suffered badly from the constant handling which small denominations received.’
- ‘I know it's a real surprise nowadays when you see a pound note.’
- ‘She pulled out a crumpled pound note and handed it to Joey.’
- ‘Our abundant coinage makes it easy to dispense with the pound note.’
- ‘I paid with a pound note (which were still about in those days), then Ted popped the magazine into a brown paper bag and escorted me to the door of the shop.’
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