A ~ road, railway, or river is a smaller one that leads to a more important one.
ADJ: ADJ n
Feeder airline and railway services connect major routes and local destinations.
...a ~ to British Airways’s transatlantic destinations.
N-COUNT: usu N n
A ~ school or team provides students or players for a larger or more important one.
N-COUNT: oft N n
A ~ is a container that you fill with food for birds or animals.
N-COUNT: oft n N