Definitions

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  • n. One who pounces.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the medieval church in England, a gold or silver thumb-stall placed upon the thumb of a bishop's right hand after it had been dipped in chrism or holy oil, used out of reverence for the hallowed oils and in order to avoid soiling his vestments until he had washed his hands. Also poncer, ponser, ponsir, thumb-stall.
  • n. Same as pounce, 2.

Etymologies

pounce +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The pouncer makes an inane comment trying to say that the economy must suck since the markets bounced because of a change in the Treasury Secretary — a “trivial event.”

    Think Progress » VIDEO: Bush Caught In Lie About Snow Resignation

  • STEWART: And use little Japanese brushes, these are little stencil pouncer brushes.

    CNN Transcript Aug 12, 2001

  • Take your little pouncer brush, and then very gently pounce -- not ...

    CNN Transcript Aug 12, 2001

  • When I lived Down Below, we had a cat who was a counter-pouncer, and we cured his habit with a spray bottle of water.

    The Cat Who Came To Breakfast

  • 'I am not becoming ratty,' said the slouching pouncer, becoming very ratty indeed.

    Strip Jack

  • Doone, in his quiet way a pouncer, said meaningfully, 'You yourself, sir, have all the knowledge and the tools for tampering with your boathouse.'

    Longshot

  • With a demon bowler in front of yer sending 'em down like hundred-tonners, and a blarmed cat of a wicket-keeper on the grab just at your back, not to mention a pouncer at point, it puzzles the best of them to get 'em away, though "in a position of greater freedom and less responsibility," practising at the nets, to wit, with only the ground-bowler and a few scouts fielding, they may punish 'em properly.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, May 28, 1892

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