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tedder

[ted-er]
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noun
  1. a person who teds.
  2. an implement that turns and loosens hay after mowing in order to hasten drying.
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Origin of tedder

First recorded in 1400–50, tedder is from the late Middle English word teddere. See ted, -er1

Tedder

[ted-er]
noun
  1. Arthur William, 1st Baron,1890–1967, British Royal Air Force marshal and educator, born in Scotland.
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Examples from the Web for tedder

Historical Examples

  • It was the passe-partouts that brought me and Tedder together.

    The 'Mind the Paint' Girl

    Arthur Pinero

  • The way to take or give back the milk again, is to cut that tedder.

    Witch, Warlock, and Magician

    William Henry Davenport Adams

  • Stir with the tedder as soon as the clover has wilted somewhat.

  • The tedder should be used once, twice or oftener as the circumstances may require.

  • Well, ultimately Tedder took me and trained me—did it for nix—for what he hoped to get out of me in the future.


British Dictionary definitions for tedder

tedder

noun
  1. a machine equipped with a series of small rotating forks for tedding hay
  2. a person who teds
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Tedder

noun
  1. Arthur William, 1st Baron Tedder of Glenguin. 1890–1967, British marshal of the Royal Air Force; deputy commander under Eisenhower of the Allied Expeditionary Force (1944–45)
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