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Meaning of feeder

feed•er

Pronunciation: (fē'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that supplies food or feeds something.
  2. a bin or boxlike device from which farm animals may eat, esp. such a device designed to allow a number of chickens to feed simultaneously or to release a specific amount of feed at regular intervals.
  3. a person or thing that takes food or nourishment.
  4. a livestock animal that is fed an enriched diet to fatten it for market. Cf. stocker (def. 2).
  5. a person or device that feeds a machine, printing press, etc.
  6. a tributary stream.
  7. bird feeder.
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  10. a conductor, or group of conductors, connecting primary equipment in an electric power system.
  11. a baby's bib.
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—adj.
  1. being, functioning as, or serving as a feeder.
  2. pertaining to livestock to be fattened for market.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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