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pounder

Syllabification: pound·er
Pronunciation: /ˈpoundər
 
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Definition of pounder in English:

noun

[usually in combination]
1A person or thing weighing a specified number of pounds: Sloan set a blue-shark record with a 184-pounder
More example sentences
  • Eventually, contact was made with a fish and I was quite pleased to record another eleven pounder.
  • The fish, even the strong 2 - pounders, didn't have a chance.
  • The 6-1, 215-pounder is physical and will deliver a big hit.
1.1A gun designed to fire a shell weighing a specified number of pounds.
Example sentences
  • These shells, fired from a 25 pounder gun, are said to be in storage and not under the operational control of the Indian Army.
  • Factories also produce Sunderland flying-boats, 6 - pounder anti-tank guns and shells.
  • Elsewhere, gunners from the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery using six QF 13 - pounder guns, fired the salute in London's Hyde Park.
2A person or thing that pounds something: he’s direct, but not abrasive, not a desk-pounder
More example sentences
  • Kashipembe is distilled in the following manner: firstly the shells are cracked by using the traditional pounder and pounding block.
  • Some of the basic tools - such as cutters, pounders, levers, containers, and weapons such as projectiles - are universal.
  • Since then, formerly unassailable reputations have been elevated and devastated, unstoppable swillers have clashed with immovable pounders, and many great men and women have been carried away by the tide.

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