Meaning of FEEDER in English

/fee"deuhr/ , 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.

8. See feeder line .

9. See feeder road .

10. Also, feed . Elect. a conductor, or group of conductors, connecting primary equipment in an electric power system.

11. Brit. a baby's bib.

12. Theat. Slang. See straight man .


13. being, functioning as, or serving as a feeder.

14. pertaining to livestock to be fattened for market.

[ 1350-1400; ME; see FEED, -ER 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .