- 1A small flexible bag, typically carried in a pocket or attached to a belt: a tobacco pouch webbing with pouches for stun grenadesMore example sentences
- The cartridges are carried in a clip in bunches of five, and these are carried in small leather pouches attached to the belt, several in a pouch.
- Basic webbing ammunition belts and pouches were supplemented by as many bandoliers as the soldier could carry without falling down.
- Kneeling, he took some birdfeed out of a pouch attached to his belt and placed it on Jack's cheek.
- 1.1A lockable bag for mail or dispatches.More example sentences
- A spokesman for Royal Mail said secure pouches were strategically positioned to give a better service of delivery.
- A postwoman watched in amazement as two teenagers snatched her Royal Mail pouch bag full of letters while it was attached to her bike.
- Royal Mail has applied for planning permission for pouch boxes, which are used to store additional delivery bags on heavy rounds.
- 2A pocket-like abdominal receptacle in which marsupials carry their young during lactation.More example sentences
- The primary difference is that the young are not raised in a special pouch, as in marsupials.
- The functions of the brood, incubating and marsupial pouches should be further investigated in relation to their osmoprotective and perhaps also trophic roles for the embryos.
- Two situations are considered, internal development of the embryos in closed incubating, brood or marsupial pouches, and external development in eggs exposed to the external medium.
- 2.1Any of a number of pocket-like animal structures, such as those in the cheeks of rodents.More example sentences
- I sucked all the spit from the pouches of my cheeks, making a nice squishy sound.
- He caught chipmunks whose cheek pouches were so stuffed with lodgepole pine seeds that not one more would fit.
- In the breeding season, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches develop throat pouches that allow them to carry food back to their young at the nest.
- 3 (often pouches) A baggy area of skin underneath a person’s eyes: he had deep pouches under his dark eyesMore example sentences
- It is pretty much impossible to turn back the negative effects of ongoing sleep deprivation - when it starts showing up in lackluster skin and pouches under the eyes, it's way too late.
- But they were worried - worried about what the deep, blue pouches under his eyes meant, worried about the way he seemed always lost in thought during mealtimes.
- When I looked at myself in the mirror these days, I saw tangled hair, baggy pouches over my cheeks, hollow, empty eyes.
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- 1.1 • informal Succeed in securing: he pouched his fifth first prize by beating Higginson in the finalMore example sentences
- Although efforts where made to train new employees to fill the gaps, two of the four trained where pouched by other, better paying ministries, while the other two died!
- Because of the freefall, Jordan's technical staff was pouched by rival teams.
- But once he had pouched that at the second attempt, he had little to scream and bawl about.
- 1.2 Cricket Catch (the ball): Hick pouched his fourth catch with easeMore example sentences
- But the ball sailed straight upwards and he pouched the simplest of catches.
- The teenage wicketkeeper then pouched two catches to remove both openers cheaply and wickets continued to tumble.
- This time the catch was safely pouched by Vaughan in the gully.
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- The broad firm cheeks droop into a pouched flush as they sink downward into his draggled lace collar.
- Four resplendent Siberian chipmunks with their pouched cheeks and striped fur are wanted dead or alive after fleeing from an enclosure in southern England, a newspaper reported yesterday.
- This group includes all of the pouched animals, such as opossums, kangaroos, and Tasmanian devils.
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- The best thing about a return to high waistbands is that ladies who enjoy their lunch can smooth away their pouchy tummies by investing in a sensible pair of ‘control’ knickers.
- In my head, I was the gorgeous young thing running around with the aged pouchy bachelor, and it was the best relationship I'd ever been in.
- His plump, pouchy features are positively pink with pleasure and he's clapping his hands delightedly.
Middle English (as a noun): from Old Northern French pouche, variant of Old French poche 'bag'. Compare with poke2.