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 Marble Creek’s brooders reach market weight in eight weeks. Eric Velasco, al, "Follow the journey of local food from seed to plate," 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, "The Great Barrier Reef’s corals are struggling to recover fast enough," 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, "The Great Barrier Reef’s corals are struggling to recover fast enough," 3 Apr. 2019 The change of attitude is pretty in-your-face in this track from her new album MY WOMAN, transitioning her from a weepy bedroom brooder to the girl who's finally taking charge and not pulling any punches. Lori Keong, Marie Claire, "The 25 Best Songs of 2016 (So Far)," 11 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of brooder

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of brooder was in 1599

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“Brooder.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brooders. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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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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