from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A sounding-machine.
- noun That which sounds; specifically, in telegraphy, a receiving instrument in the use of which the message is read by the sound produced by the armature of the electromagnet in playing back and forth between its stops.
- noun A herd of wild swine.
- noun A young wild boar: an erroneous use.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who, or that which; sounds; specifically, an instrument used in telegraphy in place of a register, the communications being read by sound.
- noun (Zoöl.) A herd of wild hogs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
comparativeform of sound: more sound
- noun Something, or someone who makes a
- noun nautical A device for making
- noun The
collective nounfor a group of wild boar.
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- noun a device for making soundings
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
-- The sounder is the instrument which carries the electro-magnet.
R, of course, hears his own sounder, which is making the dots and dashes also.
We always found that the deeper the sets were placed in the ground the sounder were the roots: We tried every experiment with them; and as our gardener was both skilful and industrious, we were usually much more fortunate with our produce than our neighbors.
For receiving signals I locate in said circuit between the condensing surface and the ground a diaphragm sounder, which is preferably one of my electromotograph telephone receivers.
Shooting an Indian from an and-bush is acting up to his own principles, and now we have what you call a lawful war on our hands, the sooner you wipe that disgrace off your conscience, the sounder will be your sleep; if it only come from knowing there is one inimy the less prowling in the woods.
One pack (called a "sounder") of boars took to hanging out at a playground in Berlin's posh Dahlem district.
a lawful war on our hands, the sooner you wipe that disgrace off your character, the sounder will be your sleep; if it only come from knowing there is one inimy the less prowling in the woods.
The receiving instrument is not the noisy "sounder" of the land lines.
And then, save for the clatter of the "sounder," there was silence.
Consequently, she was quite unprepared for the velocity with which the telegraph alphabet of sounds in dots and dashes rattled over the instrument, appropriately termed a "sounder," upon which messages are received, and found herself wholly unable to write down the words as fast as they came.