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woofer

[woo f-er] /ˈwʊf ər/
noun, Audio.
1.
a loudspeaker designed for the reproduction of low-frequency sounds.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; woof2 + -er1
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Examples for woofer
  • Put another way, ten times the power will make a woofer or loudspeaker sound almost twice as loud.
British Dictionary definitions for woofer

woofer

/ˈwuːfə/
noun
1.
a loudspeaker used in high-fidelity systems for the reproduction of low audio frequencies
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woofer

noun
  1. A person who woofs (1934+ Black)
  2. A loudspeaker designed to reproduce bass notes faithfully (1935+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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woofer in Technology

jargon
(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.
[Jargon File]
(1997-03-21)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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