American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A machine that spreads newly mown hay for drying. See Regional Note at ted.
- v. To ted.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which teds; specifically, an implement that spreads and turns newly mown grass or hay from the swath for the purpose of drying. See hay-tedder (with cut).
- An obsolete or dialectal form of tether.
- n. A machine for stirring and spreading hay, to expedite its drying.
- v. Alternative form of tether.
GNU Webster's 1913
- ted + -er (Wiktionary)
“He opened bidding on a horse-drawn forecart fitted with a small engine that would power the spinning shaft of any tractor-based tool, like a hay baler or a rotary tedder.”
“Jenny tedder, shows like Survivor will be in the column when they start up.”
“Already saw Gossip Girl and it wasn't too bad. tedder”
“I think the show should have ended the campaign subplot back before the real-life primaries started to occur. tedder”
“Those Outrageous Moments shows are always fun. tedder”
“Jerry was a nickname for the Germans, so the annoyed farmers would say that their hay tedder was “Jerry-rigged.””
“Of other fowles their principal kinds are the swan tame and wilde, (whereof they haue great store) the storke, the crane, the tedder of the colour of a feasant, but far bigger and liueth in the firre woods.”
“-- John C. Mills, Palmyra, N.Y. -- This invention relates to a new and useful improvement in combining two important agricultural machines in one (or combining a tedder with a hay rake), and it consists in the construction of the tedder and the arrangement of the same in combination with the rake.”
“At eleven o'clock the tedder was started, and in two hours the cut grass had been turned.”
“As soon as the top vines are thoroughly wilted, run over them with a hay-tedder or something that will turn them.”
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