What is another name for the pound key? Octothorpe is just one of a plethora of names for the symbol. In the US it’s often called the pound key, because it has long been used to mark numbers related to weight, or for similar reasons the number sign, which is one of its internationally agreed names.
What does the pound key look like? Pound-key definition
The pushbutton of a telephone, usually in the lower right corner on the dialing pad, that is marked with a pound sign (#).
Why is it called octothorpe? The octothorpe is believed to have been adopted by the telecommunications industry with the advent of touch-tone dialing in the 1960s, but it remains unknown how, exactly, the symbol got its odd name. The octo- part almost certainly refers to the eight points on the symbol, but the -thorpe bit is mysterious.
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