- (of animals) confined to and fed in a stall, especially for fattening.
Origin of stall-fed
First recorded in 1545–55
- to keep and feed (an animal) in a stall.
- to fatten (an animal) for slaughter by stall-feeding.
Origin of stall-feed
First recorded in 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for stall-fed
Stall-fed, and excited by the crowd, he looked brutal indeed.Richard Carvel, Complete
Meats, on Fillmore street, are always "choice" or "selected" or "stall-fed."Vignettes Of San Francisco
The stall-fed or squab is prepared the same as the wild one.
Enter not so stall-fed quite, Like elephant-calves about one!Faust
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The pastoral fields of Scotland are "stall-fed," and the hill-sides "wrinkled and dimpled, like the forms of fatted sheep."
- (tr) to keep and feed (an animal) in a stall, esp as an intensive method of fattening it for slaughter
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