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Definition of "feeder" []

  • One that supplies food: a bird feeder on a window ledge. (noun)
  • One that is fed, especially an animal that is being fattened for market. (noun)
  • A worker or device that feeds materials into a machine for further processing. (noun)
  • Something that contributes to the operation, maintenance, or supply of something else, especially: (noun)
  • A tributary stream. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "feeder" in a sentence
  • "Using and enjoying the feeder is a two step process."
  • "Your feeder is your hunting spot, state laws permitting"
  • "I mentioned earlier this morning that what -- you see the storm moving to the northeast, but it's not only doing that, where the rain comes through and that's it, it's done, when you're talking about a tropical system, you have this counterclockwise rotation and what we call feeder bands."