Pounder
Pounder Pound"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, pounds, as a stamp in an ore mill. [1913 Webster]

2. An instrument used for pounding; a pestle. [1913 Webster]

3. A person or thing, so called with reference to a certain number of pounds in value, weight, capacity, etc.; as, a cannon carrying a twelve-pound ball is called a twelve pounder. [1913 Webster]

Note: Before the English reform act of 1867, one who was an elector by virtue of paying ten pounds rent was called a ten pounder. [1913 Webster]


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  • -pounder — [poun′dər] combining form something weighing or worth (a specified number of) pounds: used in hyphenated compounds [five pounder] * * * …   Universalium

  • -pounder — [poun′dər] combining form something weighing or worth (a specified number of) pounds: used in hyphenated compounds [five pounder] …   English World dictionary

  • pounder — [poun′dər] n. a person or thing that pounds …   English World dictionary

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