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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Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk and replenish the self-feeder and finish a hard week's work with a five-mile drive to church.
Parsons recognized the need for a reliable and safe self-feeder.
They went into one of the compartments of the self-feeder.
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When assembling emergency supplies for the family, include these items for your pets: extra food (preferably dry) in sturdy containers, kitty litter, large self-feeder and water dispenser, and extra medications.