Simple Definition of feeder
: a device for supplying food to animals
: a person who supplies food for animals
: a road, railway, etc., that connects to a larger road, railway, etc.
Full Definition of feeder
1 : one that feeds: as a : one that fattens livestock for slaughter b : a device or apparatus for supplying food
2 : one that eats or takes nourishment; especially : an animal being fattened or one suitable for fattening
3 a : one that supplies, replenishes, or connects b : tributary 2 c : a heavy wire conductor supplying electricity at some point of an electric distribution system (as from a substation) d : branch; especially : a branch transportation line e : a road that provides access to a major artery
Examples of feeder
a pigeon feeder holding a bag of stale bread
<the lake has several feeders that have their headwaters near the Canadian border>
First Known Use of feeder
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