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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In order to operate an incubator successfully, we shall also need a brooder, which is really an artificial mother.
"Now, just look at that," I said as I opened the top of the long box that is called a brooder and is supposed to supplement the functions of the metal incubator mother in the destiny of chicken young.
However its my understanding that pen raised birds will never reproduce in the wild, but using brooder that are in the environment increase the likelyhood of them reproducing.
If you have the money you can buy eggs and an incubator/brooder.
He's always been one of these people who thinks a lot clearly not a trait he inherited from his mother, but since his Dad's death he's become a champion brooder.
Operating a cash-poor shamus practice in Edinburgh, occasionally bringing along his precocious daughter from a broken marriage, Brodie is clearly more of a doer than a brooder.
If you are looking to fish for big bows and want to simulate an "Out West Experience" the WDNR stocks the used out brooder bows in the longest standing mandatory c/r area in southwestern wisconsin.
Peter Cushing, the cadaverous star of many a postwar British horror movie, reconceptualized Holmes as an enigmatic brooder.
I didn't sleep, partially due to the fact that we set up the brooder in a nearby spare bedroom.
Mr. Morrissey, a highly gifted brooder as actors go, puts that gift to use compellingly in this portrait of a gentleman farmer who has not only suffered a family tragedy but witnessed the horrors of the Great War, in which he served.