Examples from the Web for feeder
At first Wales and Sanger conceived of Wikipedia merely as an adjunct to Nupedia, sort of like a feeder product or farm team.
Inside a feeder school for The Family, a secretive global network of evangelical power players.
So, for that matter, would the recently revealed federal criminal investigation into the feeder funds.
She then founded the Bank Medici AG in Vienna and used it as a feeder fund for Madoff.
A feeder fund, unlike a hedge or private-equity fund, does not manage investments.
It is a day feeder, a fact which may be taken advantage of in avoiding exposure to its attacks.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
Surmounting the Maat here illustrated is a conspicuous feather which we have already connoted with feeder and fodder.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
The feeder connections were all at the front of the building, and the general voltage control apparatus was on the floor above.Edison, His Life and Inventions|Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
The Eider is a day feeder, abroad at dawn, and continuing its labours well into the dusk.British Sea Birds|Charles Dixon
The feeder gives the first machine another plate; and so the work goes on down a whole line of machines.Makers of Many Things|Eva March Tappan
British Dictionary definitions for feeder
- a road, service, etc, that links secondary areas to the main traffic network
- (as modifier)a feeder bus
- a transmission line connecting an aerial to a transmitter or receiver
- a power line for transmitting electrical power from a generating station to a distribution network
Word Origin and History for feeder
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.