Feeder



[fee-der] /ˈfi dər/

noun
1.
a person or thing that supplies food or something.
2.
a bin or boxlike device from which farm animals may eat, especially such a device designed to allow a number of chickens to feed simultaneously or to release a specific amount of feed at regular intervals.
3.
a person or thing that takes food or nourishment.
4.
a livestock animal that is an enriched diet to fatten it for market.
Compare (def 2).
5.
a person or device that feeds a machine, printing press, etc.
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a tributary stream.
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Also, feed. Electricity. a conductor, or group of conductors, connecting primary equipment in an electric power system.
11.
British. a baby’s bib.
12.
Theater Slang. .
adjective
13.
being, functioning as, or serving as a feeder.
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pertaining to livestock to be fattened for market.
/ˈfiːdə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that feeds or is fed
2.
a child’s feeding bottle or bib
3.
(agriculture, mainly US & Canadian) a head of livestock being fattened for slaughter
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a person or device that feeds the working material into a system or machine
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a tributary channel, esp one that supplies a reservoir or canal with water
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n.

early 15c., “one who feeds an animal;” 1560s, “one who eats;” agent noun from feed. As a mechanical apparatus, from 1660s. Of cattle and streams, by 1790s; of roads and railroads, by 1850s.

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