[ stawl-fed ]

  1. (of animals) confined to and fed in a stall, especially for fattening.

Origin of stall-fed

First recorded in 1545–55

Words Nearby stall-fed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use stall-fed in a sentence

  • "Bloated pluralists," "stall-fed dignitaries," etc., are the sort of phrases conspicuous.

  • In the northern districts they are stall-fed on the waste material of the beet-sugar and oil-works, and of the distilleries.

    France | Gordon Cochrane Home
  • A stall-fed ox commanded twenty-four shillings while his fellow brought up11 on grass was sold for sixteen shillings.

  • There are few meadows and pastures, the cattle being stall-fed when not feeding on the mountains.

  • I believe in heredity, and I say that most of my colleagues are only shaved labourers, stall-fed for three years.

    Ireland as It Is | Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)