pounder

noun (1)
pound·​er | \ ˈpau̇n-dər How to pronounce pounder (audio) \

Definition of pounder

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a tool used for pounding
2 : one that pounds

pounder

noun (2)

Definition of pounder (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a gun throwing a projectile of a specified weight used in combinationthe ship was armed with six-pounders
2 : one having a usually specified weight or value in pounds used in combinationcaught a ten-pounder

First Known Use of pounder

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pounder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pounder. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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