pinfold

pinfold

[pin-fohld]
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:
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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pinfold (ˈpɪnˌfəʊld)
 
n
1.  a.  a pound for stray cattle
 b.  a fold or pen for sheep or cattle
 
vb
2.  (tr) to gather or confine in or as if in a pinfold
 
[Old English pundfald, from pound³ + fold²]

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