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feeder

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈfiː.dər/ us    /ˈfiː.dɚ/
describes something that leads to or supplies a larger thing of the same type: a feeder road a feeder school

feeder

noun [C] uk   /ˈfiː.dər/ us    /ˈfiː.dɚ/
a baby or animal that eats in a particular way: a messy/slow feeder a container for giving food to animals: a bird feeder old-fashioned a bib for a young child
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