Definitions for: Pounder


[n] a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone
[n] (used only in combination) something weighing a given number of pounds; "the fisherman caught a 10-pounder"; "their linemen are all 300-pounders"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pound"er, n.
1. One who, or that which, pounds, as a stamp in an ore mill.

2. An instrument used for pounding; a pestle.

3. A person or thing, so called with reference to a certain
number of pounds in value, weight, capacity, etc.; as, a
cannon carrying a twelve-pound ball is called a twelve
pounder.

Note: Before the English reform act of 1867, one who was an
elector by virtue of paying ten pounds rent was called
a ten pounder.

Synonyms: muller, pestle

See Also: force unit, tool

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