Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which feeds himself or itself, and does not require to be fed; specifically, a self-feeding apparatus or machine: as, in ore-dressing, an arrangement for feeding ore to the stamps automatically, or without the employment of hand-labor; or a stove having a reservoir for coal which is fed gradually to the fire.
- n. a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material
“They have a self-feeder and waterer, but we need someone to come over and give them some laptime.”
“We left ours open between the poles as a self-feeder through which Pinto could eat hay without any work or responsibility on our part.”
“When the pigs are eight to ten days of age they are permitted to go at will to the self-feeder containing a mixture of ground grains.”
“The self-feeder may be used all through the life of the hog, beginning when the pigs are still nursing and continuing until they reach market weight.”
“A 10 h. -p. (nominal) engine of good type is sufficient for Huntingdon mill, rock breaker, self-feeder and steam pump.”
“The latter, I incline to think; for come-back needs no facts, it is a self-feeder, and its entire absence in the anti-Englishman looks as if he had been a German.”
“He whines relentlessly and refuses to eat unless a human stirs the kibble around in his self-feeder.”
“Feed intake can be maximized when ad-lib feeding from a self-feeder from day 4 of lactation onwards.”
“You have it fixed so that your homing pigeons can always get feed from a trough that allows only a scant ration to come down at a time, your 'lazy boy's self-feeder,”
“What do you suppose he made of a picture of a self-feeder standing on its head? ”
‘self-feeder’ hasn't been added to any lists yet.
Looking for tweets for self-feeder.