self-feeder

noun
self-feed·​er | \ ˈself-ˈfē-dər How to pronounce self-feeder (audio) \

Definition of self-feeder

: a device for providing feed to livestock that is equipped with a feed hopper that automatically supplies a trough below

First Known Use of self-feeder

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-feeder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-feeder. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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