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self-feeder

[ self-fee-der, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈfi dər, ˈsɛlf- /
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noun
an apparatus or machine that automatically discharges a supply of some material, especially one consisting of a hopper and a trough for feeding livestock.
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Origin of self-feeder

First recorded in 1825–35
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self-feeder

noun
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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