Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See pounder, 1 and 2.
  • noun Something that weighs ten pounds.
  • noun The big-eyed herring, Elops saurus. See cut under Elops.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A large oceanic fish (Elops saurus) found in the tropical parts of all the oceans. It is used chiefly for bait.

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  • noun Alternative form of tenpounder.

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

  • noun game fish resembling the tarpon but smaller

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Examples

  • Any bull trout you can get away with calling a ten-pounder in front of witnesses is a real nice one and well within what the fisheries types call the “typical maximum-size range.”

    Fool’s Paradise

  • Any bull trout you can get away with calling a ten-pounder in front of witnesses is a real nice one and well within what the fisheries types call the “typical maximum-size range.”

    Fool’s Paradise

  • Any bull trout you can get away with calling a ten-pounder in front of witnesses is a real nice one and well within what the fisheries types call the “typical maximum-size range.”

    Fool’s Paradise

  • Any bull trout you can get away with calling a ten-pounder in front of witnesses is a real nice one and well within what the fisheries types call the “typical maximum-size range.”

    Fool’s Paradise

  • “You give birth to a ten-pounder, then you can talk.”

    Promise Me

  • If the estimates had been correct, I should have had at least one ten-pounder.

    Getting Down To Business: Update | Her Bad Mother

  • If the estimates had been correct, I should have had at least one ten-pounder.

    Getting Down To Business: Update

  • British Army had no mountain guns except the Indian ten-pounder, which was serviceable only against bows and arrows.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • More than once we were toppled from our wooden rafts, in Goose Pond or Stump Pond, in fighting what turned out to be an eight-or ten-pounder.

    Stillwater

  • More than once we were toppled from our wooden rafts, in Goose Pond or Stump Pond, in fighting what turned out to be an eight-or ten-pounder.

    Stillwater

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  • Slang (archaic?) for a certain kind of fish. Usage on tarpon.

    March 18, 2008