Definition of pounder in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpaʊndə/


[usually in combination]
1A person or thing weighing a specified number of pounds: Sloan set a blue-shark record with a 184-pounder
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  • 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
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  • 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.

Words that rhyme with pounder

bounder, compounder, expounder, flounder, founder, grounder, impounder, propounder, rounder, sounder

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