noun(usually orts) • archaic or • dialect
- A scrap or remainder of food from a meal.More example sentences
- Meals were individually weighed for each horse, and all orts were collected, weighed, and recorded prior to the next meal.
- Food intake was calculated daily by subtracting the dried orts (uneaten food) from the amount of food offered every day.
- Diets were fed once daily in the morning, and orts were weighed on d 28 during the receiving phase and every 28 d thereafter in the finishing phase.
late Middle English: from Middle Low German orte 'food remains', originally a compound of which the second element is related to eat.