Meaning of FEEDER in English


Pronunciation: ' f ē -d ə r

Function: noun

Usage: often attrib

Date: 14th century

1 : one that feeds: as a : one that fattens livestock for slaughter b : a device or apparatus for supplying food

2 : one that eats or takes nourishment especially : an animal being fattened or one suitable for fattening

3 a : one that supplies, replenishes, or connects b : TRIBUTARY 2 c : a heavy wire conductor supplying electricity at some point of an electric distribution system (as from a substation) d : BRANCH especially : a branch transportation line e : a road that provides access to a major artery

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.