Share this entry

Share this page

feedlot

Syllabification: feed·lot
Pronunciation: /ˈfēdlät
 
/

Definition of feedlot in English:

noun

An area or building where livestock are fed and fattened up.
Example sentences
  • Several companies sell parasitic wasps for controlling flies in and around livestock buildings and feedlots.
  • Farmers with large livestock feedlots need to recycle voluminous quantities of manure by applying it to their fields as fertilizer.
  • Run-off from barnyards, cropland, feedlots, septic tanks, and intensively managed turf areas such as golf courses can introduce large quantities of organic matter and nutrients into a pond.

Definition of feedlot in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Noel
Pronunciation: nəʊˈɛl
noun
Christmas…