self-feeder

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self-feeder

n
(Agriculture) 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

self`-feed′er



n.
an apparatus that periodically discharges a supply of some material, esp. feed for livestock.
[1825–35]
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Noun1.self-feeder - a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material; "the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock"
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
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