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[see-der] /ˈsi dər/
a person or thing that seeds.
any of various apparatus for sowing seeds in the ground, ranging from simple devices that deposit seed evenly over a plot of land to complex machines that prepare a hole in the earth, insert a seed or seeds at the proper depth, and cover the hole again.
a plant that produces many seeds, especially one grown mainly to produce seeds for growing other plants.
a device or utensil for removing seeds, as from grapefruit.
a device used to scatter particles of silver iodide, carbon dioxide, etc., in clouds to induce precipitation.
Origin of seeder
before 950; Middle English sedere, Old English sǣdere. See seed, -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for seeder
  • The original seeder only needs to send out one copy of the file for all the clients to receive a copy.
  • Although seed drills are still used, the air seeder is becoming more popular with farmers.
  • It is a vigorous growing tree and prolific seeder that establishes dense stands that push out natives.
  • Seed carefully with a seeder on a four-wheeler, an air seeder or seed with a hand seeder.
  • The area is then seeded by hand or by use of a mechanical seeder.
  • Evaluate the performance of the seeder attachment in terms of stand establishment and grain yield.
  • Mathematic models of water application for a variable rate irrigating hill-seeder.
  • The seed is best applied using a power driven cyclone type seeder with an agitator.
  • All fertilizer is to be chemically combined unless a hydro-seeder is used for applying the fertilizer.
  • Place several small tarps at multiple locations across the path of seeder.
British Dictionary definitions for seeder


a person or thing that seeds
a device used to remove seeds, as from fruit, etc
any of various devices for sowing grass seed or grain on the surface of the ground
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