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Meaning of pouch

pouch

Pronunciation: (pouch), [key]
— n.
  1. a bag, sack, or similar receptacle, esp. one for small articles or quantities: a tobacco pouch.
  2. a small moneybag.
  3. a bag for carrying mail.
  4. a bag or case of leather, used by soldiers to carry ammunition.
  5. something shaped like or resembling a bag or pocket.
  6. a pocket in a garment.
  7. a baggy fold of flesh under the eye.
  8. a baglike or pocketlike part; a sac or cyst, as the sac beneath the bill of pelicans, the saclike dilation of the cheeks of gophers, or the receptacle for the young of marsupials.
  9. a baglike cavity.
—v.t.
  1. to put into or enclose in a pouch, bag, or pocket; pocket.
  2. to arrange in the form of a pouch.
  3. (of a fish or bird) to swallow.
—v.i.
  1. to form a pouch or a cavity resembling a pouch.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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