feeder

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feed + -er

Noun[edit]

feeder (plural feeders)

  1. That which feeds.
  2. That which is used to feed.
    a bird feeder
  3. A tributary stream, especially of a canal.
    • 1827, Conrad Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, or A Description of All the Parts of the World, on a New Plan, Edinburgh: Adam Black, volume 6, book 101, page 285:
      The surface of the Balaton and the surrounding marshes is not less than 24 German square miles, or 384 English square miles; its principal feeder is the Szala, but all the water it receives appears inconsiderable relatively to its superficial extent, and the quantity lost in evaporation.
  4. A branch line of a railway
  5. A transmission line that feeds the electricity for an electricity substation, or for a transmitter.
  6. (baseball, slang, archaic, 1800s) The pitcher.
  7. (video games, derogatory) A player who is killed by the opposing player or team more than once through lack of skills and experience, thus helping the opposing side.
    Stop feeding! You feeder.
  8. The participant in feederism who feeds the other (the feedee).
    • 2010, Niall Richardson, Transgressive Bodies
      Often similes such as 'soft as velvet' or 'fluffy like a cloud' will be employed and the feeder will describe how he feels he can be lost in the enveloping folds of soft flesh.

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fee +‎ -der (compare Scottish Gaelic figheadair)

Noun[edit]

feeder m (genitive feeder, plural feederyn)

  1. spider
  2. weaver

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Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
feeder eeder veeder
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.