Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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pound·er

[poun-der] noun 

a person or thing that pounds, pulverizes, or beats.

Origin:
before 1050; Old English p┼źnere pestle (not found in ME); see pound1 , -er1

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 [poun-der] noun
1. A person or thing having or associated with a weight or value of a pound or a specified number of pounds (often used in combination): He caught only one fish, but it was an eight-pounder.
2. A gun that discharges a missile of a specified weight in pounds: a ten-pounder.

Origin:
1635–45; pound2 + -er


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