from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A utensil for pushing a needle by the action of the thumb, consisting of a plate or boss with small depressions like those of a thimble. Compare palm, 4.
- A case or sheath of leather or other substance to be worn on the thumb.
- A cushion or pad worn on the thumb by a gunner for protection when he closes the vent while the gun is being sponged after firing.
- A cot worn on the thumb by anglers to prevent blistering from the friction of the line while checking the too swift revolution of the reel.
- Same as pouncer, 1.
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