Meaning of seven-pounder in English:

seven-pounder

Pronunciation /ˌsɛvnˈpaʊndə/

noun

  • 1A gun which fires shells weighing seven pounds. Now chiefly historical.

  • 2A person, animal, or thing weighing seven pounds (approx. 3.2 kg).

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in John Campbell (1708–1775), historian. From seven + pound + -er.