Definition of Brooder

1. Noun. Apparatus consisting of a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat; used for chicks or premature infants.

Exact synonyms: Incubator
Generic synonyms: Apparatus, Setup
Terms within: Thermoregulator, Thermostat
Derivative terms: Brood, Incubate



Definition of Brooder

1. Noun. A person who broods ¹

2. Noun. A heated box used for chicks or premature babies ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brooder

1. one that broods [n -S] - See also: broods

Lexicographical Neighbors of Brooder

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brooch
brooched
brooches
brooching
broochlike
brood
brood bitch
brood capsules
brood cell
brood hen
brood parasite
brood parasites
brooded
brooder (current term)
brooder pneumonia
brooders
broodier
broodies
broodiest
broodily
broodiness
broodinesses
brooding
broodingly
broodings
broodless
broodmare
broodmares

Literary usage of Brooder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Productive Poultry Husbandry: A Complete Text Dealing with the Principles by Harry Reynolds Lewis (1913)
"Requirements of a Successful brooder.—Regardless of the type of brooder selected and the method of supplying heat, there are at least three, ..."

2. Poultry Breeding and Management by James Dryden (1916)
"The temperature of the brooder may be lowered by increasing the ventilation or admitting more cool fresh air, and it is just as important that the fresh air ..."

3. Home Labor Saving Devices by Rhea Clarke Scott (1918)
"brooder.—A simple and convenient chicken brooder may be made of an old wooden tub ... Outside of the brooder and on one end of the platform is a simple ..."

4. Agriculture by William Penn Brooks (1911)
"The brooder—Chickens which are hatched artificially are best cared for by use of brooders or brooder houses. Sometimes the plan of giving such chickens to ..."

5. The Consolidated Rural School by Louis Win Rapeer (1920)
"A brooder and laying house. Berks County. Pa. Poultry club work of Pennsylvania State College ... brooder."

6. Farm Poultry: A Popular Sketch of Domestic Fowls for the Farmer and Amateur by George Catchpole Watson (1919)
"Various kinds of machines have been devised for this purpose, which vary considerably in regard to efficiency, but some kind of an artificial brooder must ..."

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