Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A thing or person weighing a specified number of pounds: only in composition, with a numeral; specifically, of artillery, a gun that discharges a missile of the specified weight: thus, a 64-pounder is a cannon firing balls weighing each 64 pounds.
  • noun A person who promises or pays a specified number of pounds sterling.
  • noun Before the passing of the Reform Act of 1867 the term ten-pounders was applied in Great Britain to those paying the lowest amount of yearly rent (£10) entitling them to vote in parliamentary elections in cities and boroughs.
  • noun A kind of pear, supposed to weigh a pound.
  • noun A pound-keeper.
  • noun One who pounds.
  • noun An instrument for pounding.
  • noun A pestle.
  • noun The beater of a fulling-mill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, pounds, as a stamp in an ore mill.
  • noun An instrument used for pounding; a pestle.
  • noun A person or thing, so called with reference to a certain number of pounds in value, weight, capacity, etc..

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A vessel in which something is pounded, or something used in pounding
  • noun A gun capable of firing a specified weight of shot
  • noun Something that weighs a specified number of pounds

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (used only in combination) something weighing a given number of pounds
  • noun 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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

pound (“verb”) +‎ -er (“agent suffix”)

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

pound (“measure of weight”) +‎ -er

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