-pounder

[[t]-pa͟ʊndə(r)[/t]]
-pounders
1) COMB in N-COUNT -pounder can be added to numbers to form nouns that refer to animals or fish that weigh a particular number of pounds.

My fish average 2 lb 8 oz and I've had two eight-pounders.

2) COMB in N-COUNT -pounder can be added to numbers to form nouns that refer to guns that fire shells weighing a particular number of pounds.

The guns were twelve-pounders.


English dictionary. 2008.

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