seed·​er | \ ˈsē-dər How to pronounce seeder (audio) \

Definition of seeder

1 : an implement for planting or sowing seeds
2 : a device for seeding fruit
3 : one that seeds clouds

Examples of seeder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On larger areas, rented equipment in the form of a power rake and a machine called a slit seeder will work. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "It’s lawn-fixing season. Here’s how to do it.," 26 Aug. 2020 Dust is a great ice cloud seeder, but due to the lack of dusty land sources in the Southern Hemisphere, some scientists have hypothesized that other types of particles might be driving ice cloud formation over the Southern Ocean. Thomas Hill, The Conversation, "We caught bacteria from the most pristine air on earth to help solve a climate modeling mystery," 19 June 2020 Lubricate and check the condition of sprayers and seeders, and replace or sharpen blades on tillers. Gerald Almy, Field & Stream, "How to Prepare Your Food Plots This Winter for Deer Hunting Success in the Fall," 14 Feb. 2020 As part of the CII’s model, a range of subsidised machinery is provided to farmers, including happy seeders, zero tills, mulchers, and rotavators. Amanat Khullar, Quartz India, "A solution to Delhi’s apocalyptic winters might just be in sight," 23 Dec. 2019 Wimbledon seeders: The draw kind, not the grass kind. Jon Wertheim,, "Wimbledon Midterm Grades," 7 July 2018 Examples of top re-seeders: hollyhock, marigold, calendula, and zinnia. Kier Holmes, Sunset, "10 Ways to Be a Frugal Gardener," 22 Jan. 2018 In Esa-Pekka Salonen's radiant and surprisingly hopeful new Cello Concerto, Yo-Yo Ma is asked to be a combination wave-maker and cloud seeder. Mark Swed,, "Esa-Pekka Salonen's Cello Concerto soars on Cloud Nine," 9 Feb. 2018 For example, a seeder was made that opened a furrow, dropped in seeds from a canister, covered the seeds with soil, tamped the soil and marked it for the next furrow. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Tools of the Trade: Why the old-fashioned wheel hoe is the new must-have tool," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of seeder

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Sep 2020

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“Seeder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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