Definitions of pounce
n. - A fine powder, as of sandarac, or cuttlefish bone, -- formerly used to prevent ink from spreading on manuscript. 2
n. - Charcoal dust, or some other colored powder for making patterns through perforated designs, -- used by embroiderers, lace makers, etc. 2
v. t. - To sprinkle or rub with pounce; as, to pounce paper, or a pattern. 2
v. t. - The claw or talon of a bird of prey. 2
v. t. - A punch or stamp. 2
v. t. - Cloth worked in eyelet holes. 2
v. t. - To strike or seize with the talons; to pierce, as with the talons. 2
v. t. - To punch; to perforate; to stamp holes in, or dots on, by way of ornament. 2
v. i. - To fall suddenly and seize with the claws; -- with on or upon; as, a hawk pounces upon a chicken. Also used figuratively. 2
The word "pounce" uses 6 letters: C E N O P U.
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