Definition of fodder :
1. A weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly sold, in England, varying from 19 to 24 cwt.; a fother.
2. That which is fed out to cattle horses, and sheep, as hay, cornstalks, vegetables, etc.
3. To feed, as cattle, with dry food or cut grass, etc.; to furnish with hay, straw, oats, etc.
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food (part of speech: noun)
- When corn- fodder is gone, we use green clover, then turnip, cabbage and green rye in turn and then just before a snow storm we cut a large quantity of the frozen rye and pile it up in the shade, where, of course, it will neither heat or thaw. - "Natural and Artificial Duck Culture", James Rankin.
- Are you going to make a race of men on feminine fodder? - "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.
- The sheep for fodder follow the shepherd, the shepherd for food follows not the sheep: thou for wages followest thy master, thy master for wages follows not thee; therefore, thou art a sheep. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.