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Pronunciation: /tɛd
 
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verb (teds, tedding, tedded)

[with object] (often as noun tedding)
Turn over and spread out (grass, hay, or straw) to dry or for bedding: this row requires careful tedding
More example sentences
  • The forage was tedded twice daily and baled 3 days later at 87.3% DM using a conventional baler.
  • Do not ted hay that has dried to 50% moisture because that can increase dry matter losses and is not effective in increasing drying rate.
  • Too much tedding can shatter leaves of alfalfa or clover, lowering the quality of the hay.

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse tethja 'spread manure' (past tense tadda), related to tad 'dung'.

Derivatives

tedder

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noun
Example sentences
  • Eastern gamagrass for the hay treatment (cut at the same time from the same area) was spread lightly over the stubble with a hay tedder to speed drying.
  • This ensures better results when using soil-engaging equipment, fertiliser spinners, yard scrapers, mowers, toppers, tedders etc.
  • When using a rotary tedder for windrowing keep the swath gates close to the width of the baler pick-up and drive at a slow forward speed.

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Ted2

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Pronunciation: /tɛd
 
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noun

British informal
A Teddy boy.
Example sentences
  • Despite tales of Teds slashing cinema seats, most people would accept that the level of youth crime is far higher now than it was then.
  • IN THE 1950s the streets belonged to the Teds, in the Sixties to the Mods.
  • Like Teds, Mods, Rockabillies, Punks, Ravers and Goths, gay male fetish queens do not change much over the years.

Origin

1950s: abbreviation.

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