[[t]ˈpaʊn dɪdʒ[/t]] n.
1) a charge of so much per pound sterling or per pound weight
2) weight in pounds
Etymology: 1350–1400 II
[[t]ˈpaʊn dɪdʒ[/t]] n.
1) confinement within an enclosure or within limits
2) the fee demanded to free animals from a pound

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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