self-feeder

noun

self-feed·​er ˈself-ˈfē-dər How to pronounce self-feeder (audio)
: a device for providing feed to livestock that is equipped with a feed hopper that automatically supplies a trough below

Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-feeder was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Self-feeder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-feeder. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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