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Definition of feeder:

  1. A branch railroad, stage line, or the like; a side line which increases the business of the main line.
  2. A device for supplying steam boilers with water as needed.
  3. A small lateral lode falling into the main lode or mineral vein.
  4. 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.
  5. A strong discharge of gas from a fissure; a blower.
  6. An auxiliary part of a machine which supplies or leads along the material operated upon.
  7. One who eats or feeds; specifically, an animal to be fed or fattened.
  8. One who fattens cattle for slaughter.
  9. One who furnishes incentives; an encourager.
  10. One who, or that which, gives food or supplies nourishment; steward.

Synonyms:

blacktop, confluent, beck, coolbox, carnivore, influent, bird feeder, carriage, brook, herbivore, ball bearing, hunter, bayou, two-way, baby, can, self-feeder, approach, artesian well, designer baby, infant, Baggie, scavenger, fast, slow, branch, river, insectivore, babe, canal, tight, cannibal, canister, bearing, bairn, impassable, tributary, camshaft, babe in arms, bundle of joy, cake tin, caddy, affluent, arterial, ancillary, bread bin, eater, ruminant, cam, hot spring, geyser, boulevard, passable, rill, breadbox, crib, sharp, belt, cookie jar, foundling, button, creek, predator, bucket, beltway, bypass, one-way, birdfeeder, byway, blue baby, omnivore, artery, byroad, chamber, B-road, avenue.

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