Feeder
Feeder Feed"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, gives food or supplies nourishment; steward. [1913 Webster]

A couple of friends, his chaplain and feeder. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

2. One who furnishes incentives; an encourager. ``The feeder of my riots.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. One who eats or feeds; specifically, an animal to be fed or fattened. [1913 Webster]

With eager feeding, food doth choke the feeder. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. One who fattens cattle for slaughter. [1913 Webster]

5. A stream that flows into another body of water; a tributary; specifically (Hydraulic Engin.), a water course which supplies a canal or reservoir by gravitation or natural flow. [1913 Webster]

6. A branch railroad, stage line, air route, or the like; a side line which increases the business of the main line. [1913 Webster +PJC]

7. (Mining) (a) A small lateral lode falling into the main lode or mineral vein. --Ure. (b) A strong discharge of gas from a fissure; a blower. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]

8. (Mach.) An auxiliary part of a machine which supplies or leads along the material operated upon. [1913 Webster]

9. (Steam Engine) A device for supplying steam boilers with water as needed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • feeder — [fēd′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that feeds; specif., a) a device that feeds material into a machine b) a device that supplies food to animals or birds 2. an animal, esp. a steer, being fattened 3. anything that supplies or leads into something… …   English World dictionary

  • Feeder — Feeder. См. Питатель. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

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  • feeder — UK US /ˈfiːdər/ noun [C] ► an organization, system, etc. that supplies a larger organization, system, etc. with something: »The small regional airlines act as feeders, carrying passengers to the major airports served by international airlines …   Financial and business terms

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