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Definition of "sounder" [sound•er]

  • One that makes a sound: a sounder of alarms. (noun)
  • One that sounds, especially a device for making soundings of the sea. (noun)
  • A herd of wild boar. See Synonyms at flock1. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sounder" in a sentence
  • "-- 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."