sheep-fold

sheepfold

[sheep-fohld]
noun Chiefly British.
an enclosure for sheep.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English sceapa falda. See sheep, fold2

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sheepfold (ˈʃiːpˌfəʊld)
 
n
a pen or enclosure for sheep

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Sheep-fold definition


a strong fenced enclosure for the protection of the sheep gathered within it (Num. 32:24; 1 Chr. 17:7; Ps. 50:9; 78:70). In John 10:16 the Authorized Version renders by "fold" two distinct Greek words, aule and poimne, the latter of which properly means a "flock," and is so rendered in the Revised Version. (See also Matt. 26:31; Luke 2:8; 1 Cor. 9:7.) (See FOLD.)

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