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 The freeze hurt mature onions whose bulbs were partly above ground and stressed others, forcing some onions to grow what is called a seeder at the center. New York Times, 4 Mar. 2021 After the cut grass is vacuumed up, a seeder truck plants the seeds. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 13 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 19 June 2020 Lubricate and check the condition of sprayers and seeders, and replace or sharpen blades on tillers. Gerald Almy, Field & Stream, 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, 23 Dec. 2019 Wimbledon seeders: The draw kind, not the grass kind. Jon Wertheim,, 7 July 2018 Examples of top re-seeders: hollyhock, marigold, calendula, and zinnia. Kier Holmes, Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of seeder

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Seeder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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