a pound for stray animals.
a fold, as for sheep or cattle.
a place of confinement or restraint.
verb (used with object)
to confine in or as in a pinfold.
Origin: 1150–1200; late Middle English pynfold
equivalent to Old English pynd
) to impound (derivative of pund pound3
) + fold2
; replacing Middle English po
), late Old English pundfald