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misfeed

verb mis·feed \ ˌmis-ˈfēd \

Definition of misfeed

misfed play \ˌmis-ˈfed\; misfeeding
transitive + intransitive
: to feed wrongly
  • … pet owners who mishandle and misfeed the snakes …
  • —Elizabeth Weise
especially : to fail to properly feed (material, such as paper or ammunition) or to be fed through a machine or mechanism
  • … printing problems caused many ballots to misfeed through the scanning machine.
  • —Charles Tomlinson
  • If it only misfeeds occasionally, it is probably an ammo problem …
  • —Hammond Satterfield

First Known Use of misfeed

1877

in the meaning defined above

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misfeed

noun mis·feed \ ˈmis-ˌfēd \

Definition of misfeed

plural misfeeds
: a malfunction in which a material (such as paper or ammunition) fails to be fed properly through a mechanism
  • … a high-speed commercial scanner designed to reduce paper jams and misfeeds.
  • —Benjamin Jacobs
  • Misfeeds may also be the result or improperly sized ammunition being loaded.
  • —Robert E. Walker

First Known Use of misfeed

1886

in the meaning defined above

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