infeed

1 of 2

noun

1
a
: a feed for infeeding a tool or wheel
b
: a mechanism for feeding material into a machine
bottles go into the infeed of washing machineManila Times
2
: the process of infeeding

infeed

2 of 2

transitive verb

"
: to feed (a tool or wheel) into work (as on a lathe) in a direction normal to that of the axis about which the work revolves

Word History

Etymology

Noun

in entry 4 + feed (noun)

Transitive verb

in entry 2 + feed (verb)

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“Infeed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infeed. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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