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noun [countable]     feeder pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a container that you fill with food so that birds or animals can eat from it
  2. 2
    the part of a machine through which you put things into the machine

    a paper feeder

  3. 3
    an animal, bird, or insect that eats a particular food or eats food in a particular way
    1. a.
      a baby that eats its food in a particular way

      a good/bad/slow feeder

  4. 4
    a minor road, railroad line, or air service that leads to a major one


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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