seed·​er ˈsē-dər How to pronounce seeder (audio)
: an implement for planting or sowing seeds
: a device for seeding fruit
: one that seeds clouds

Examples of seeder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first features seeders look for are clouds with good updrafts and long-enough lives. Kathryn Phillips, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 So cloud seeders introduce chemicals that mimic the structure of ice and serve as a template for crystal formation. Kathryn Phillips, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 For example, farmers could be provided subsidized machines (such as the happy seeder machine to cut the straw and distribute it as mulch on the field). Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Use a drop seeder for even distribution. oregonlive, 31 Aug. 2020 See all Example Sentences for seeder 

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Word History

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of seeder was in 1759

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“Seeder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


seed·​er ˈsēd-ər How to pronounce seeder (audio)
: a machine for planting or sowing seeds
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