from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material


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