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pinfold

[pin-fohld] /ˈpɪnˌfoʊld/
noun
1.
a pound for stray animals.
2.
a fold, as for sheep or cattle.
3.
a place of confinement or restraint.
verb (used with object)
4.
to confine in or as in a pinfold.
Origin
late Middle English
1150-1200
1150-1200; late Middle English pynfold for *pindfold, equivalent to Old English pynd(an) to impound (derivative of pund pound3) + fold2; replacing Middle English po(u)n(d)fold(e), late Old English pundfald
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British Dictionary definitions for pin fold

pinfold

/ˈpɪnˌfəʊld/
noun
1.
  1. a pound for stray cattle
  2. a fold or pen for sheep or cattle
verb
2.
(transitive) to gather or confine in or as if in a pinfold
Word Origin
Old English pundfald, from pound³ + fold²
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