yielder

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

yield +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

yielder (plural yielders)

  1. Someone or something that yields a crop or other product
    • 1903, Charles William Burkett et al., Agriculture for Beginners[1]:
      Just as with the Irish potato, it is important to know how good a yielder you are planting.
    • 1915, Australia Department of External Affairs, Wheat Growing in Australia[2]:
      This variety is a very heavy yielder, has good drought-resistant qualities, and withstands wind and weather so well that it may be said to be storm-proof.
  2. Someone or something that yields, or gives way
    • 1909, Robert Fitzgerald, The Statesmen Snowbound[3]:
      I am a modest man, sir, and hesitate to talk about myself even among friends; but since you all insist, there is nothing for me to do but yield as gracefully as I may--and as a yielder I glitter in the front rank.