1A furnace or machine that renews its own fuel or material automatically.
2A device for supplying food to farm animals automatically.
- ‘However, the type of self-feeders used in this experiment differed from those used in Experiment 1.’
- ‘If calves were consuming 1 to 2 kg of forage daily, then the roughage portion of the diet in the self-feeder could be removed to reduce feed cost.’
- ‘Each pen had slatted metal flooring and contained a stainless steel self-feeder and one nipple waterer to allow ad libitum access to feed and water.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.