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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that broods: brooders in the henhouse; a brooder over past errors.
  • n. A heated enclosure in which fowls are raised.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who broods
  • n. A heated box used for chicks or premature babies

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat; used for chicks or premature infants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A device for the artificial rearing of young chickens or other birds.
  • n. Same as couveuse, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. apparatus consisting of a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat; used for chicks or premature infants

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