Definition of ted in US English:

ted

verb

[with object]often as noun tedding
  • Turn over and spread out (grass, hay, or straw) to dry or for bedding.

    • ‘The forage was tedded twice daily and baled 3 days later at 87.3% DM using a conventional baler.’
    • ‘Too much tedding can shatter leaves of alfalfa or clover, lowering the quality of the hay.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

ted

/tɛd//ted/