Definition for brooder (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of brood
Examples from the Web for brooder
Drinking water is provided to the ducklings while in the brooder houses by means of a piped supply.
There is a standard make of brooder costing five dollars that will accommodate fifty chicks.Outdoor Sports and Games|Claude H. Miller
The mason's work for the incubator house and the foundation wall for the brooder house cost $290.The Fat of the Land|John Williams Streeter
The incubators are set in the fall or early winter, and the chicks reared in brooder houses.The Dollar Hen|Milo M. Hastings
It is advisable to leave the ducklings in the incubator until they are well dried off before removing them to the brooder.
British Dictionary definitions for brooder (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for brooder (2 of 2)
- to sit on or hatch (eggs)
- (tr) to cover (young birds) protectively with the wings
Word Origin for brood
Word Origin and History for brooder (1 of 2)
Old English brod "brood, fetus, hatchling," from Proto-Germanic *brod (cf. Middle Dutch broet, Old High German bruot, German Brut "brood"), literally "that which is hatched by heat," from *bro- "to warm, heat," from PIE *bhre- "burn, heat, incubate," from root *bhreue- "to boil, bubble, effervesce, burn" (see brew (v.)).