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[poun-der] /ˈpaʊn dər/
a person or thing that pounds, pulverizes, or beats.
Origin of pounder1
before 1050; Old English pūnere pestle (not found in ME); see pound1, -er1


[poun-der] /ˈpaʊn dər/
a person or thing having or associated with a weight or value of a pound or a specified number of pounds (often used in combination):
He caught only one fish, but it was an eight-pounder.
a gun that discharges a missile of a specified weight in pounds:
a ten-pounder.
First recorded in 1635-45; pound2 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He was about a three-hundred pounder, white and blue and green, a rare specimen of fish.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • On the plain of Acre I picked up a cannon ball, probably a twelve pounder.

  • Then they replied with their rifles, and two Maxims and an eleven pounder were got to work.

  • The big twenty-four pounder was dismounted, and five of its crew killed.

  • I tell you it was exciting to hook a five or six pounder and have him make off with a lurch.

    Captain Mugford W.H.G. Kingston
  • Run in six of the guns, and throw a tarpaulin over the eighteen pounder.

    Held Fast For England

    G. A. Henty
  • And fixed on the wheel there was to be a crank that worked the pounder in the mortar.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • One of the carronades of the battery, a twenty-four pounder, had broken loose.

    Sea Stories Various
  • There are two twelve pounder cannons of English make in the castle.

  • Get a strong barrel and a pounder—such as used by washerwomen; also a wringer.

    Hints on Dairying T. D. Curtis

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