Meaning of pounder in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpaʊndə/


  • 1usually in combination A person or thing weighing a specified number of pounds.

    ‘Sloan set a blue-shark record with a 184-pounder’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The record holder was a 24 pounder born in Ohio in 1879.’
    • ‘I think you'll see a lot more 500-pounders, instead of 2,000 - pounders.’
    • ‘‘He could push around those 300 - pounders in college because they weren't as physically and mentally mature as linemen are here,’ says one NFC scout.’
    • ‘Just as I had all the bar-room politicians agreeing wholeheartedly and commiserating me with a dram or two, a fellow angler appeared and, with great flourish, slapped four 10 - pounders on the bar.’
    • ‘Because I'm able to have a strength advantage over a lot of my opponents in the sense that wrestling 125 pounders, I can have more muscle per weight ratio than these guys are able to.’
    • ‘If I'd gotten fat from double-quarter pounders with soft tacos and sides of pancakes and hot fudge sundaes, well, that would've been some damn big fun, OK!’
    • ‘The high average size of the grilse has been a feature of the run this year, with few fish under 5lbs weight, and a lot of 7 pounders taken.’
    • ‘The beaming 5-foot - 2, 93 - pounder is president of her class - for the third time - and was captain of the intramural bowling team, averaging 150 per game.’
    • ‘One cold and soggy morning about 0400 hours, we received word to change the bomb loads from 500 - pounders to fragmentation bombs.’
    • ‘I jettisoned our bomb load of 500 pounders to give us more speed, but realized the fire was going to take us down.’
    • ‘Next week I will let you into some of the tactics which have caught me over thirty two pounders and four three's in the last three years.’
    • ‘Thirty and forty pounders are certainly not rare and at that size, they're probably my favourite.’
    • ‘A thirty pounder has lower front fangs around two inches long, which, when the fish is not sinking them into its prey, reside in sockets in the upper jaw.’
    • ‘Having said that, the pyrotechnics ensuing from a hooked thirty or forty pounder might easily overwhelm the unprepared.’
    • ‘This year he has set his sights on catching a thirty pounder.’
    • ‘Even small yellows fight like the very devil, and a thirty pounder is a creature to be taken very seriously indeed.’
    • ‘A ringing twang interrupted the scene as a large piece of shrapnel ricocheted off a 500 - pounder in the bomb bay, causing me to momentarily slam the door shut.’
    1. 1.1A gun designed to fire a shell weighing a specified number of pounds.
      ‘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.’
      • ‘When one and one half miles from the castle, the enemy opened some 68 pounders and mortars upon the precious little craft.’
      • ‘In fact, the vessel carried a mixed battery of up to fifty guns, including a main battery of long 24 - pounders and short carronades, which could fire a heavier 32-pound ball for a much shorter distance.’
      • ‘In 1941, all-wheel drive armoured cars were introduced, armed with 2 pounder guns.’
      • ‘He took with him two 6 - pounders of the Royal Artillery.’
      • ‘As soon as the word cannon left his lips, men began racing about the deck with gunpowder and heaving great big black masses that were the cannon balls towards the 24 pounder cannons, which were thrust out of the gun port lids in preparation.’
      • ‘Spitfire was built for the New South Wales Government in Sydney in April 1855 and was armed with a single smooth bore 32 - pounder gun.’
      • ‘Towards the end of the Dardanelles campaign, the E-class submarines still in the area were fitted with twelve pounder guns.’
      • ‘The corps artillery of each corps consisted of two batteries of 60 pounders and four batteries of 6-inch Howitzers.’
      • ‘This time they put a 12 - pounder gun on her and mounted AA machine-guns aft.’
      • ‘The 12 - pounder anti-submarine gun was salvaged by divers from Bristol Aerospace Sub-Aqua Club in 1972 when they cut through the mount with explosives.’
      • ‘Still attached, the 12 - pounder anti-aircraft gun rests on the seabed with its barrel nestling between a pair of bollards.’
      • ‘On the 30th, a landing was made on nearby Sadau Island, to set up an artillery battery of 25 - pounder guns to cover the landings the next day.’
      • ‘She was the ultimate expression of British naval supremacy, more than 400 feet long and armed with 26 muzzle-loading 68 pounders and 10 breech-loading 110 pounders.’
      • ‘The ceremonial 25 - pounder field guns were provided by 40 Regiment Royal Artillery from Topcliffe Barracks, near Thirsk, which fired a Royal Salute when the Queen arrived in Glasgow as part of her Golden Jubilee Tour.’
      • ‘Today, the celebrations continued with a Jubilee parade taking to the streets of York before four ceremonial pounders from the Army's 38 Seringapatam Battery were fired in a royal salute in the city.’
      • ‘As a result of this he sent for six 24 pounders, two 18 pounders, five mortars, 153 wagons of ammunition for the artillery, boats, pontoons, and 400 draught horses to come to the city under the command of a Captain Pulteney.’
      • ‘An era ended on August 12 with the last firing of the quick-firing 25-pounder gun.’
  • 2usually in combination A person or thing that pounds something.

    ‘he's direct, but not abrasive, not a desk-pounder’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A sense of Africa or South America may be conveyed but metropolitan pavement pounders needn't worry - these are not bush-whacking safari thumpers but dainty offerings, bearing bows and metal accessories.’
    • ‘Among African-art dealers, pieces such as these are usually ascribed to the Koro, and at least one individual suggested that they were used as pounders of grain.’