seeder

noun
seed·er | \ ˈsē-dər \

Definition of seeder 

1 : an implement for planting or sowing seeds

2 : a device for seeding fruit

3 : one that seeds clouds

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Wimbledon seeders: The draw kind, not the grass kind. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "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, latimes.com, "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 The government is promoting a seeder that can be mounted on a tractor and used to plant wheat without the need to dispose of the straw left after the rice harvest. Geeta Anand, New York Times, "Agricultural Fires in India," 2 Nov. 2016 That’s because many Blockbusters have leaked to BitTorrent pirate sites, and the likely seeders are academy members. David Kravets, WIRED, "Theater-Only Blockbuster Movies Playing on Computers Near You," 8 Jan. 2013 To encourage farmers to use the seeders, the government is offering to pay half the cost. Geeta Anand, New York Times, "Agricultural Fires in India," 2 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of seeder

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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