Pound"er (?), n.
One who, or that which, pounds, as a stamp in an ore mill.
An instrument used for pounding; a pestle.
A person or thing, so called with reference to a certain number of pounds in value, weight, capacity, etc.; as, a cannon carrying a twelve-pound ball is called a twelve pounder.
⇒ Before the English reform act of 1867, one who was an elector by virtue of paying ten pounds rent was called a ten pounder.
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