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[woo f-er] /ˈwʊf ər/
noun, Audio.
a loudspeaker designed for the reproduction of low-frequency sounds.
Origin of woofer
1935-40; woof2 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for woofer


a loudspeaker used in high-fidelity systems for the reproduction of low audio frequencies
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Slang definitions & phrases for woofer



  1. A station wagon with wooden outside trim: Get your woody working (1950s+ Surfers, orig a wooden surfboard)
  2. An erect penis
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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woofer in Technology

(University of Waterloo) Some varieties of wide paper for printers have a perforation 8.5 inches from the left margin that allows the 3.5 inch excess on the right-hand side to be torn off when the print format is 80 columns or less wide. If done with sufficient aplomb this makes a sound like the "woof" of a dog. If the large part is the "woofer" then the small part must obviously be the "tweeter", following the names for the large and small cones in a hi-fi loudspeaker.
These terms have been in use at Waterloo since 1972, but are unknown elsewhere.
Compare chad.
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