breeder

noun
breed·​er | \ ˈbrē-dər How to pronounce breeder (audio) \

Definition of breeder

: one that breeds: such as
a : an animal or plant kept for propagation
b : one engaged in the breeding of a specified organism
c : a nuclear reactor designed to produce more fissionable material than it uses as fuel

called also breeder reactor

Examples of breeder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gunner, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, snuggled up right next to Richard that first meeting at the breeder’s place in Miami, and that was all the two needed. Karl Schneider, USA TODAY, "Florida man who saved his puppy from alligator's jaws shares update on dog's recovery," 24 Nov. 2020 The Bidens purchased their other German shepherd, Champ, from a breeder in 2008. National Geographic, "Joy over first White House shelter dog reflects growing embrace of rescue pets," 10 Nov. 2020 Smokin’ Josy was born to a breeder in Texas, trained in West Virginia, and raced in Florida. Longreads, "The Top 5 Longreads of the Week," 7 Nov. 2020 Today more than 400 nuclear power plants are in commercial operation worldwide; only two are fast-breeder reactors. Dan Schlenoff, Scientific American, "50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: November 2020," 20 Oct. 2020 Champ, on the other hand, was reportedly gifted to Mr. Biden after the 2008 election and came from a breeder. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Biden's German shepherd Major will be first shelter dog in the White House," 9 Nov. 2020 The first family received Bo as a gift while Sunny was later acquired through a breeder. Kellie Hwang, SFChronicle.com, "The Bay Area is ‘ecstatic’ that Biden will bring first shelter dog to the White House," 8 Nov. 2020 That could include prohibiting the business from using the breeder as a source for its animals or pets. Alicia Fabbre, chicagotribune.com, "DuPage can declare pet stores a ‘public nuisance’ if animals come from puppy mills, new ordinance says," 3 Nov. 2020 Smokin’ Josy was born to a breeder in Texas, trained in West Virginia, and raced in Florida. Ashley Stimpson, Longreads, "Shades of Grey," 31 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of breeder

1531, in the meaning defined above

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“Breeder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breeder. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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More Definitions for breeder

breeder

noun
breed·​er

Medical Definition of breeder

: one that breeds: as
a : an animal or plant kept for propagation
b : one engaged in the breeding of a specified organism

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