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free-range

[free-reynj] /ˈfriˌreɪndʒ/
adjective
1.
(of livestock and domestic poultry) permitted to graze or forage for grain, etc., rather than being confined to a feedlot or a small enclosure:
a free-range pig.
2.
of, relating to, or produced by free-range animals:
free-range eggs.
Origin of free-range
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • The cattle business has been steadily on the chute—that is, the free-range business.

    Cavanagh: Forest Ranger Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for free-range

free-range

adjective
1.
(mainly Brit) kept or produced in natural nonintensive conditions: free-range hens, free-range eggs
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free-range

adjective

Unconfined; free to roam: The Mall of America is not just one more amalgam of frozen-yogurt stands and packs of free-range adolescents in Guess jeans

[1960s+; fr the distinction between free-range chickens and battery chickens, which are raised in confinement]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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