sound·​er | \ˈsau̇n-dər \

Definition of sounder 

: one that sounds specifically : a device for making soundings

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Refresh the bait every day or every few days, using the remote-sensing camera to reveal if feral hogs are using the trap/pen and if it's being visited by solitary boars or multi-pig sounders of adult sows with their offspring. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Late winter gives Texas hunters best shot at feral hogs," 24 Jan. 2018 Sounders defender Brad Evans took down Darlington Nagbe in the box in the 44th minute and was sent off with a red card for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity. Jamie Goldberg,, "Portland Timbers concede late goal in 2-2 draw with Seattle Sounders," 25 June 2017 The Sounders still have the core that led them to their first MLS title last year, and a healthy Clint Dempsey to boot. Matt Calkins, The Seattle Times, "Sounders well positioned for another deep postseason run," 27 May 2017 The Sounders positioned themselves to bunker in their own end, unconcerned about generating offense. Sam Mcdowell,, "A sign of growth for Sporting KC: Solving the bunker," 19 May 2017 Four days after scoring twice in a romp over the defending champion Sounders, Nikolic scored two more goals to spark the Fire to a 3-0 victory over the Rapids on Wednesday in Bridgeview. Bob Narang,, "Nemanja Nikolic scores two more goals as Fire stay unbeaten at home," 17 May 2017 That includes even the 35-yard cheapie Sounders keeper Stefan Frei let deflect off his hands for the game’s opening goal. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Sounders threw Roman Torres in at forward to ‘be an animal’ ahead of team record comeback," 1 May 2017 Sounders 2 triumphs LANGLEY, B.C. — Midfielders Ray Saari and Zach Mathers scored goals and goalkeeper Bryan Meredith earned his second shutout of the season as Seattle Sounders 2 beat the Whitecaps 2 2-0. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Dave Farnam in 3-way tie for lead at Seattle Amateur," 1 July 2017 Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer has tried just about everything—deploying Morris up front or out wide in a variety of formations in with a variety of partners. Brian Straus,, "From Gold Cup to World Cup? Summer stakes are high for these five USMNT players," 30 June 2017

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1575, in the meaning defined above

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