Definition of feeder noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfiːdə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfiːdər//
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  1. 1(used with an adjective or a noun) an animal or plant that eats a particular thing or eats in a particular way plankton feeders opportunistic feeders, like gulls and gannets
  2. 2a part of a machine that supplies something to another part of the machine An optional 1 500 sheet feeder can be attached to the photocopier.
  3. 3a container filled with food for birds or animals
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: feeder