winterfeed

winterfeed

[win-ter-feed]
verb (used with object), winterfed, winterfeeding.
1.
to feed (cattle, sheep, etc.) during the winter when pasturage is not available.
2.
to supply (grain, hay, etc.) to livestock in winter.
verb (used without object), winterfed, winterfeeding.
3.
to provide feed for livestock in winter: We were obliged to winterfeed through April this year.
noun
4.
the feed given to livestock during the winter.

Origin:
1595–1605; winter + feed

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winterfeed (ˈwɪntəˌfiːd)
 
vb , -feeds, -feeding, -fed
to feed (livestock) in winter when the grazing is not rich enough

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