sounder

1
[ soun-der ]
/ ˈsaʊn dər /

noun

a person or thing that makes a sound or noise, or sounds something.
Telegraphy. an instrument for receiving telegraphic impulses that emits the sounds from which the message is read.

Origin of sounder

1
First recorded in 1585–95; sound1 + -er1

Definition for sounder (2 of 2)

sounder2
[ soun-der ]
/ ˈsaʊn dər /

noun

a person or thing that sounds depth, as of water.

Origin of sounder

2
First recorded in 1565–75; sound3 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for sounder (1 of 2)

sounder1
/ (ˈsaʊndə) /

noun

an electromagnetic device formerly used in telegraphy to convert electric signals sent over wires into audible sounds

British Dictionary definitions for sounder (2 of 2)

sounder2
/ (ˈsaʊndə) /

noun

a person or device that measures the depth of water, etc
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