woofer

[woof-er]
noun Audio.
a loudspeaker designed for the reproduction of low-frequency sounds.

Origin:
1935–40; woof2 + -er1

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woofer (ˈwuːfə)
 
n
a loudspeaker used in high-fidelity systems for the reproduction of low audio frequencies

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woofer

n. [University of Waterloo] Some varieties of wide paper for printers have a perforation 8.5 inches from the left margin that allows the excess on the right-hand side to be torn off when the print format is 80 columns or less wide. The right-hand excess may be called `woofer'. This term (like tweeter) has been in use at Waterloo since 1972, but is elsewhere unknown. In audio jargon, the word refers to the bass speaker(s) on a hi-fi.
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woofer definition

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(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)

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Put another way, ten times the power will make a woofer or loudspeaker sound almost twice as loud.
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