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self-feeder

Syllabification: self-feed·er

Definition of self-feeder in English:

noun

1A furnace or machine that renews its own fuel or material automatically.
2A device for supplying food to farm animals automatically.
Example sentences
  • If calves were consuming 1 to 2 kg of forage daily, then the roughage portion of the diet in the self-feeder could be removed to reduce feed cost.
  • However, the type of self-feeders used in this experiment differed from those used in Experiment 1.
  • Each pen had slatted metal flooring and contained a stainless steel self-feeder and one nipple waterer to allow ad libitum access to feed and water.

Derivatives

self-feeding

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adjective

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