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feeder

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈfiː.dər/  us   /ˈfiː.dɚ/
used to refer to 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
Translations of “feeder”
in Chinese (Traditional) 匯入主幹的,融入主流的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 汇入主干的,融入主流的…
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