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Tedder \Ted"der\, n. A machine for stirring and spreading hay, to expedite its drying.


Tedder \Ted"der\, n. [OE. [root]64. See Tether.] Same as Tether.


Tedder \Ted"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Teddered; p. pr. & vb. n. Teddering.] Same as Tether.


Etymology 1 n. A machine for stirring and spreading hay, to expedite its drying. Etymology 2

vb. (alternative form of tether English)

Tedder, FL -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida
Population (2000): 2079
Housing Units (2000): 531
Land area (2000): 0.278476 sq. miles (0.721249 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.278476 sq. miles (0.721249 sq. km)
FIPS code: 71312
Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12
Location: 26.284357 N, 80.121106 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Tedder, FL

Tedder is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder, British air marshal
  • Constant Tedder, former Chief Executive Officer of Jagex Games Studio
  • Ernest Tedder (1915–1972), English cricketer
  • John Tedder, 2nd Baron Tedder, professor of Chemistry
  • Richard Tedder, English virologist and microbiologist
  • Ryan Tedder (born 1979), American singer-songwriter
  • Thomas Tedder, American immunologist
Tedder (machine)

A tedder (also called hay tedder) is a machine used in haymaking. It is used after cutting and before windrowing, and uses moving forks to aerate or "wuffle" the hay and thus speed up the process of hay-making. The use of a tedder allows the hay to dry ("cure") better, which results in improved aroma and color.

Usage examples of "tedder".

Only in the event of your being actually engaged or about to engage in an offensive in the Western Desert should Tedder deny the necessary air support to the Iraq operations.

I suppose Admiral is with you in every detail of this, and that you and Tedder have concerted the best possible air plan, having regard to other tasks.

Air Marshal Tedder promised to provide some fighter cover for the ships, but this, he warned us, would be meagre and spasmodic.

I am moving reinforcements to Pales tine, after full discussion with Cunningham, Tedder, and Blarney, because we feel we must be prepared for action against Syria, and weak action is useless.

The ruling given in paragraph 4 about the military and air commands was made operative by telegrams to General Auchinleck and Air Marshal Tedder, defining their relation and affirming the supremacy of the military commander over the use to be made of the air force, both during a battle and in its preparatory phase.

The Royal Air Force under Tedder are doing well, and I believe it is right to say that we have air superiority in the battle area.

Air Marshal Tedder informs me that the diversion of aircraft to this theatre will strengthen our hands immensely.

I was handed over to Air Vice Marshal Coningham, who, under Tedder, commanded all the air-power which had worked with the Army, and without whose activity the immense retreat of five hundred miles could never have been accomplished without even greater disasters than we had suffered.

Eighth Army, visiting Alamein and Ruweisat and seeing South African and Australian troops, interviewing Generals Morshead, Ramsden, and Gott, spending morning with Auchinleck and afternoon with Tedder, Coningham, and the Royal Air Force.

General Wavell, who spoke Russian, Air Marshal Tedder, and Sir Alexander Cadogan.

Cadogan, Brooke, Wavell, and Tedder, who had meanwhile arrived safely from Teheran in a Russian plane.

Air Chief Marshal Tedder, which can be first sent to the President by me with a covering telegram.

Air Marshal Tedder, and Marshal Voroshilov it was agreed that combined planning and preparation should start at once, and the suggestion put that Allied air representatives should go to Moscow for this purpose.

However, under Air Marshal Tedder there was no need for hard-and-fast precedents.

I think it is important therefore that the public should be told that General Eisenhower is Generalissimo, that Alexander is commanding the forces of the United Nations fighting in Tunis, and that Tedder is commanding the Air Forces.