: having been cut or knocked down
felled trees/timber

Examples of felled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scared and angry, vigilante groups are blocking off their neighborhoods with felled trees and chains, killing and burning outsiders suspected of gang membership. Caitlin Stephen Hu, CNN, 21 Mar. 2024 Tale of the Tapeworm The Must Farm community harvested crops and felled trees on the closest dry land. Franz Lidz, New York Times, 19 Mar. 2024 On Thanksgiving, my mother sent me a photo of a felled 16-ft. tree in southern Gaza, where my family has been sheltering these last weeks. TIME, 13 Feb. 2024 The storm marked the tail of a major atmospheric river that wreaked havoc on the unhoused community and trapped a 73-year-old in her North Sacramento tent under a felled tree. Theresa Clift, Sacramento Bee, 9 Feb. 2024 The felled teammate headed to the exit, looking crestfallen. Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2023 The shoots from stumps of felled coast redwoods are each capable of becoming a full-size tree. Moises Velasquez-Manoff, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2023 Looking surprised by her own impulsivity, the wingless bird of paradise giggle-fusses over our felled friend until a bouncer muscles in to disentangle them. Matt Thompson, SPIN, 8 Nov. 2023 Approximately 50 gallons of hydraulic fluid spilled on the site from the felled crane. Jon Haworth, ABC News, 4 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of felled was in 1664

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“Felled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/felled. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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