feeder

[ fee-der ]
/ ˈfi dər /

noun

adjective

being, functioning as, or serving as a feeder.
pertaining to livestock to be fattened for market.

Nearby words

  1. feedback,
  2. feedback inhibition,
  3. feedback loop,
  4. feedbag,
  5. feedbox,
  6. feeder line,
  7. feeder road,
  8. feedgrain,
  9. feedhorn,
  10. feeding

Origin of feeder

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at feed, -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for feeder

feeder

/ (ˈfiːdə) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for feeder

feeder

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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