from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To lodge and feed (an animal) in a stall for the purpose of fattening.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To feed and fatten in a stall or on dry fodder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To feed and fatten in a stall or stable, or on dry fodder.
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In latitudes, however, in which it becomes necessary to stall-feed during several months of the year, barns are indispensable.
Cattle and Their Diseases Embracing Their History and Breeds, Crossing and Breeding, And Feeding and Management; With the Diseases to which They are Subject, And The Remedies Best Adapted to their Cure
They stall-feed very fat, no doubt; but though generally very good, I have never, in any part of the States, tasted beef equal to the best in England.
As a rule, a Swiss villager may keep on the _Allmende_ during the summer as many head of cattle as he is able to stall-feed during the winter.
It is a very uneven track of ground, abounding with swamps; here they turn in their fat cattle, or such as they intend to stall-feed, for their winter's provisions.