• WordNet 3.6
    • n brooder 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brooder A device for the artificial rearing of young chickens or other birds. It consists essentially of an inclosed run, where the young birds are fed, and a covered place for them to run into, which is kept at a temperature of about 90° F., either by means of a lamp placed beneath the metallic floor, or by hot air or water-pipes carried above or below the space occupied by the chicks.
    • n brooder Same as couveuse, 2.
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In literature:

The chief expense of investment is for incubators and brooder houses.
"The Dollar Hen" by Milo M. Hastings
Love, or kindness, is fundamental energy enough to satisfy any brooder.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
Dreamer and brooder, he had failed to see the material things.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
We must also get at the brooder house.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
The incubator and brooder are big helps where many chicks are hatched.
"Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry" by Pratt Food Co.
From an active business man, he has become a retired brooder.
"The Sport of the Gods" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Communicated by direct contact with infected birds, or by infected coops or brooders.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
The brooder is employed to take care of the chickens as soon as they leave the incubator.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
Olimpia Castaneve, the muffled brooder in the poop, was cold, cross, and still.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
We are all alike and yet all different; each of us is a wanderer, a brooder, a seeker.
"The New Society" by Walther Rathenau

In news:

From brooder to broiler .
Right now — while the ground is covered with ice and snow — is the time to hie down to the workshop and whip out one of these simple outdoor chicken brooders .
We start our chicks outside in portable chicken brooders .
Nihilistic slow brooder isn't on forthcoming 'Trilogy' track list.
So it's no surprise to encounter more morose melodrama, haunted-house synthesizers, Sabbathian sludge and the phantom-like baritone of vocalist-bassist-beefcake brooder Peter Steele.
First thing, they check on the chicks in the brooder, which is filled with fuzzy yellow baby broilers and turkeys grouped by age -- 1, 2 and 3 weeks old -- with lots of room to flutter about.
Four hundred chicks died when a brooder stove exploded in a garage at the Guy Whitehead premises, located along South Beech Street.