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self-feeder

[self-fee-der, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈfi dər, ˈsɛlf-/
noun
1.
an apparatus or machine that automatically discharges a supply of some material, especially one consisting of a hopper and a trough for feeding livestock.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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  • Provide high-quality dog food in a self-feeder near the sheep at all times.
  • Bowls of soup are tossed in his face, a corn-on-the-cob self-feeder throws moderation to the winds and kernels to the floor.
British Dictionary definitions for self-feeder

self-feeder

noun
1.
any machine or device capable of automatically supplying materials when and where they are needed, esp one for making measured quantities of food constantly available to farm livestock
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