brooder

noun
brood·​er | \ ˈbrü-dər How to pronounce brooder (audio) \

Definition of brooder

1 : one that broods
2 : a heated structure used for raising young fowl

Examples of brooder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dark brooder starring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz now has a total of £26.5 million. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 15 Mar. 2022 Kristen Radtke is a brooder; few would call her a blithe spirit. Heller Mcalpin, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2021 Most of the tracks were released as singles before the big day, but there are four new tunes, including the down-low smoke-sesh brooder above. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 12 Mar. 2021 Palmer was golf’s first man of the people — Arnie’s Army — while Hogan had been known as a brooder who kept to himself. Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2021 Freshwater brooders live most of the year in outdoor ponds and spawn in natural cycles. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 9 May 2020 Marble Creek’s brooders reach market weight in eight weeks. Eric Velasco, al, 13 Aug. 2019 Most species of coral in the Great Barrier Reef reproduce in this way, but some, a group labeled brooders, reproduce by releasing larvae that settle nearby. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, 3 Apr. 2019 Most species of coral in the Great Barrier Reef reproduce in this way, but some, a group labeled brooders, reproduce by releasing larvae that settle nearby. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, 3 Apr. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of brooder

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Brooder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brooder. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for brooder

brooder

noun
brood·​er | \ ˈbrü-dər How to pronounce brooder (audio) \

Kids Definition of brooder

: a building or a compartment that can be heated and is used for raising young fowl

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