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Noun: feeder  fee-du(r)
  1. An animal being fattened or suitable for fattening
  2. Someone who consumes food for nourishment
    - eater
  3. A branch that flows into the main stream
    - tributary, confluent, affluent
  4. A machine that automatically provides a supply of some material
    "the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock";
    - self-feeder
  5. An outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds
    - bird feeder, birdfeeder, bird table
  6. An animal that feeds on a particular source of food
    "a bark feeder"; "a mud feeder"

Derived forms: feeders

Type of: animal, animate being, beast, branch, brute, consumer, creature, device, domestic animal, domesticated animal, fauna, machine

Encyclopedia: Feeder