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 2c : 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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