Definition of feeder
1 : one that feeds: such asa : one that fattens livestock for slaughterb : a device or apparatus for supplying food
2 : one that eats or takes nourishment; especially : an animal being fattened or one suitable for fattening
3a : one that supplies, replenishes, or connectsb : tributary 1c : a heavy wire conductor supplying electricity at some point of an electric distribution system (as from a substation)d : branch; especially : a branch transportation linee : a road that provides access to a major artery
Examples of feeder in a Sentence
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
FEEDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of feeder for English Language Learners
: 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.
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