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).

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sounder

  1. comparative form of sound: more sound

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. (nautical) A device for making soundings at sea.
  3. (fishing) A fishfinder.
  4. An instrument used in telegraphy in place of a register, the communications being read by sound.
  5. A group of wild boar.
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