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 for pounder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pounder \Pound"er\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, pounds, as a stamp in an ore mill.
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     2. An instrument used for pounding; a pestle.
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     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
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (used only in combination) something weighing a given
           number of pounds; "the fisherman caught a 10-pounder";
           "their linemen are all 300-pounders"
      2: 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 [syn: pestle,
         muller, pounder]

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