[ win-ter-feed ]
/ ˈwɪn tərˌfid /

verb (used with object), win·ter·fed, win·ter·feed·ing.

to feed (cattle, sheep, etc.) during the winter when pasturage is not available.
to supply (grain, hay, etc.) to livestock in winter.

verb (used without object), win·ter·fed, win·ter·feed·ing.

to provide feed for livestock in winter: We were obliged to winterfeed through April this year.


the feed given to livestock during the winter.

Origin of winterfeed

First recorded in 1595–1605; winter + feed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for winterfeed

/ (ˈwɪntəˌfiːd) /

verb -feeds, -feeding or -fed

to feed (livestock) in winter when the grazing is not rich enough
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