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
Recent Examples of feeder from the Web
The Lynx blew out WNBA bottom-feeders Connecticut and San Antonio in their most recent outings before struggling to collect wins over Dallas (89-87 on May 20) and Connecticut (80-78 on May 23).
The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in western North Dakota in separate incidents in March, and the Dakota Access line leaked 84 gallons of oil in northern South Dakota in April.
However, customers seeking trout in smaller, feeder streams have been able to catch fish.
Low-cost competitor Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA is ramping up service to the U.S., while Ryanair Holdings Plc is increasing feeder operations to connect with long-haul flights to destinations such as New York and Havanna.
The left lane of DeSaix Boulevard from St. Bernard Avenue to Wisner Boulevard will be closed for three months in order for the Grady Crawford Construction Company to perform electrical feeder line work, pipe installation and roadway restoration.
Plexiglass screens will hang in a circular formation to represent hurricane feeder bands.
Lightning can mess with bits like fuel valves, power feeders, and electrical distribution systems.
Once one of those venerable broadsheets runs an article, media bottom feeders descend en masse.
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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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