noun (C)
1 a heated structure for young birds to live in
2 someone who broods a lot

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • brooder — rood er n. a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat; used for chicks or premature infants. Syn: incubator. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brooder — [bro͞od′ər] n. 1. a person or animal that broods ☆ 2. a heated shelter for raising young fowl …   English World dictionary

  • brooder — brood|er [ brudər ] noun count 1. ) someone who thinks and worries a lot: She can be a real brooder. 2. ) a small building made of wood where farmers keep young birds …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brooder — naminių paukščių šildytuvė statusas Aprobuotas sritis paukštininkystė apibrėžtis Įrenginys, kuriuo papildomai šildoma paukštidės erdvės dalis. atitikmenys: angl. brooder rus. брудер; установка локального обогрева šaltinis Lietuvos Respublikos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • brooder house — noun see brooder 2a …   Useful english dictionary

  • brooder — noun Date: 1599 1. one that broods 2. a heated structure used for raising young fowl …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brooder — /brooh deuhr/, n. 1. a device or structure for the rearing of young chickens or other birds. 2. a person or animal that broods. [1590 1600; BROOD + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • brooder — noun a) A person who broods b) A heated box used for chicks or premature babies …   Wiktionary

  • brooder — Synonyms and related words: Bantam, banty, barn door fowl, barnyard fowl, biddy, birthplace, breeding place, broiler, broody hen, capon, chanticleer, chick, chickabiddy, chicken, chicken house, chicky, cock, cockerel, coop, cradle, depressive,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • brooder — A heated house for chicks, piglets, etc …   Combined glossary of agriculture

  • brooder — brood·er || bruːdÉ™ n. one that broods; structure for raising young fowl …   English contemporary dictionary

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