Definition for FOD'DER

FOD'DER, n. [Sax. foddor, or fother; G. futter; D. voeder; Dan. foeder; Sw. foder; from the root of feed, the sense of which is to thrust in, to stuff. Hence in German, futter is a lining as well as fodder.]

  1. Food or dry food for cattle, horses and sheep, as hay, straw, and other kinds of vegetables. The word is never applied to pasture.
  2. In mining, a measure containing 20 hundred, or 22 1-2 hundred. Encyc.

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