Definition of pound note in US English:

pound note


  • A banknote worth one British pound sterling, now replaced by the pound coin in England and Wales.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Our abundant coinage makes it easy to dispense with the pound note.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The one pound coin was issued to replace the one pound note which had suffered badly from the constant handling which small denominations received.’