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mound

noun
     
Related topics: Nature, Baseball
mound [countable]
1DN a pile of earth or stones that looks like a small hill:
an ancient burial mound
mound of
a small mound of dirt
2 a large pile of something
mound of
There's a mound of papers on my desk.
The waiter appeared with a huge mound of spaghetti.
3 also pitcher's moundDSB the small hill that the pitcher stands on in the game of baseball

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