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

First recorded in 1545–55


verb (used with object), stall-fed, stall-feed·ing.
  1. to keep and feed (an animal) in a stall.
  2. to fatten (an animal) for slaughter by stall-feeding.
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Origin of stall-feed

First recorded in 1755–65
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Historical Examples of stall-fed

  • Stall-fed, and excited by the crowd, he looked brutal indeed.

    Richard Carvel, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • Meats, on Fillmore street, are always "choice" or "selected" or "stall-fed."

  • The stall-fed or squab is prepared the same as the wild one.

  • Enter not so stall-fed quite, Like elephant-calves about one!


    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."

British Dictionary definitions for stall-fed


verb -feeds, -feeding or -fed
  1. (tr) to keep and feed (an animal) in a stall, esp as an intensive method of fattening it for slaughter
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