pounder
I. noun Date: before 12th century 1. one that pounds 2. a tool used for pounding II. noun Date: 1684 1. a gun throwing a projectile of a specified weight — used in combination <
the ship was armed with six-pounders
>
2. one having a usually specified weight or value in pounds — used in combination <
caught a ten-pounder
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pounder — [ paundər ] suffix used with a number to show the weight of something in pounds a. a quarter pounder/half pounder a BURGER that weighs a quarter/half of a pound …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • -pounder — UK [paʊndə(r)] US [paʊndər] suffix used with a number to show the weight of something in pounds Thesaurus: weight and describing weighthyponym general words for heavy thingssynonym Phrases …   Useful english dictionary

  • -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

  • Pounder — CCH Pounder (links) Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder (* 25. Dezember 1952 in Guyana) ist eine Film und Fernsehschauspielerin. Ihr Filmdebut lieferte sie in dem preisgekrönten Film All That Jazz ab. Danach hatte sie in vielen anderen erfolgreichen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pounder —   Mea ku i.    ♦ Poi pounder, pōhaku ku i ai, pōhaku ku i poi.    ♦ Ring poi pounder, pōhaku ku i ai puka.    ♦ Whale tooth pounder, pōhaku ku i palaoa.    ♦ Top of poi pounder, pōheoheo …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • pounder — pound|er [ˈpaundə US ər] n a 3 pounder/24 pounder/185 pounder etc a) an animal, fish, or person that weighs 3 pounds, 24 pounds etc b) a gun that fires a ↑shell that weighs 3 pounds, 24 pounds etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pounder — pounder1 /pown deuhr/, n. a person or thing that pounds, pulverizes, or beats. [bef. 1050; OE punere pestle (not found in ME); see POUND1, ER1] pounder2 /pown deuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing having or associated with a weight or value of a pound… …   Universalium

  • Pounder — Recorded in at least four spelling forms Pound, Pounder, Pounds, Pund, and possibly an overlap with the surname Pond or Ponde, this is an English medieval surname. It may be locational and as such describes a person who lived by a pound, or came… …   Surnames reference

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