variants or less commonly birdfeeder or bird-feeder
plural bird feeders also birdfeeders
: a device or apparatus for supplying food to birds
especially : one that is designed to be used outdoors in order to attract wild birds

Examples of bird feeder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This bird feeder features a giant viewing window, a sliding feed tray for easy refills, and extra strong suction cups for hours of enjoyment. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 21 Sep. 2023 Over the last several weeks, the Pembroke Police Department has received reports of bears appearing in various places, including a pool, a tree and most commonly, by a bird feeder, Pembroke Police Chief Richard MacDonald said in an email. Talia Lissauer,, 25 July 2023 Besides the live musical performance, the Corvette Owners Club will display their cars, and ages 12 and younger can decorate a bird feeder. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2023 There’s a very small list, relatively, of birds that are likely to visit a bird feeder compared with birds that are elsewhere in the environment. Camille Baker, New York Times, 2 June 2023 The innovative bird feeder features an integrated camera that connects to the accompanying app to show video footage of birds eating at the feeder. Maria Conti, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Sep. 2023 For people in homes, people should keep garbage, bird feeders, pet food and other bear temptations in a secure building. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2023 The colorful plastic bird feeder looks like something from a cartoon. John Kelly, Washington Post, 14 May 2023 Keep garbage in bear-resistant containers or in a closed building. Empty and remove bird feeders during the summer months. Francisco Guzman, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bird feeder was in 1829

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“Bird feeder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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