sounder

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *soundere, from Old English ġesundra, from Proto-Germanic *sundizô, equivalent to sound +‎ -er (comparative suffix).

Adjective[edit]

sounder

  1. comparative form of sound: more sound
    • 1961 April, “Talking of Trains”, in Trains Illustrated, page 199:
      The Northern Division Traffic Manager has said that there is no present intention of terminating the service, but the hopes previously entertained of expanding it cannot be entertained until it is operating on a sounder economic basis.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English soundar, sownere, equivalent to sound +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

sounder (plural sounders)

  1. Something, or someone who makes a sound.
  2. An instrument used in telegraphy in place of a register, the communications being read by sound.
  3. (medicine, dated, plural only) A stethoscope.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From French sonder

Noun[edit]

sounder (plural sounders)

  1. (nautical) A device for making soundings at sea.
  2. (nautical) A person who takes soundings.
  3. (fishing) A fishfinder.

Etymology 4[edit]

Old English sunor

Noun[edit]

sounder (plural sounders)

  1. A group of wild boar.
  2. A young boar.

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