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feedlot

[feed-lot] /ˈfidˌlɒt/
noun
1.
a plot of ground, often near a stockyard, where livestock are gathered to be fattened for market.
2.
a commercial establishment that operates a feedlot.
Also, feed lot.
Also called feedyard
[feed-yahrd] /ˈfidˌyɑrd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; feed + lot
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Examples for feedlot
  • Others have explored the environmental and ethical impacts of factory and feedlot farming.
  • Johnston walked me down to the feedlot for a demonstration.
  • feedlot performance of lambs from hair sheep x wool sheep crosses has not been fully evaluated.
  • The new feedlot now has total containment of manure.
  • An increase in feedlot beef production also created a higher demand for straw as fodder.
British Dictionary definitions for feedlot

feedlot

/ˈfiːdˌlɒt/
noun
1.
an area or building where livestock are fattened rapidly for market
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