Found 2 items, similar to deadhead.
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n 1: a nonenterprising person who is not paying his way; “the
deadheads on the payroll should be eased out as fast as
2: a train or bus or taxi traveling empty
English → English
1. That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder;
pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed
2. A grazing or pasture ground. --Shak.
3. An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a
meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.
4. A meal, or the act of eating. [R.]
For such pleasure till that hour
At feed or fountain never had I found. --Milton.
5. The water supplied to steam boilers.
(a) The motion, or act, of carrying forward the stuff to
be operated upon, as cloth to the needle in a sewing
machine; or of producing progressive operation upon
any material or object in a machine, as, in a turning
lathe, by moving the cutting tool along or in the
(b) The supply of material to a machine, as water to a
steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of
(c) The mechanism by which the action of feeding is
produced; a feed motion.
, a nose bag containing feed for a horse or mule.
, an apron for leading cotton, wool, or other
fiber, into a machine, as for carding, etc.
, a door to a furnace, by which to supply coal.
(a) A cistern for feeding water by gravity to a steam
(b) (Founding) An excess of metal above a mold, which
serves to render the casting more compact by its
pressure; -- also called a riser
(a) (Steam Engine) A vessel in which the feed water for
the boiler is heated, usually by exhaust steam.
(b) A boiler or kettle in which is heated food for stock.
, or Feed gear
(Mach.), the train of mechanism
that gives motion to the part that directly produces the
feed in a machine.
, a pipe for supplying the boiler of a steam
engine, etc., with water.
, a force pump for supplying water to a steam
, a device for graduating the operation of a
, in lathes, a long screw employed to impart a
regular motion to a tool rest or tool, or to the work.
, water supplied to a steam boiler, etc.
(Mach.), a kind of feeder. See Feeder
, n., 8.