pounder

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[ poun-der ]
/ ˈpaʊn dər /

noun

a person or thing that pounds, pulverizes, or beats.

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earnest

Origin of pounder

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before 1050; Old English pūnere pestle (not found in ME); see pound1, -er1

Definition for pounder (2 of 2)

pounder2
[ poun-der ]
/ ˈpaʊn dər /

noun

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.

Origin of pounder

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First recorded in 1635–45; pound2 + -er1
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