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sheepfold

[sheep-fohld] /ˈʃipˌfoʊld/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
an enclosure for sheep.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English sceapa falda. See sheep, fold2
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British Dictionary definitions for sheep-fold

sheepfold

/ˈʃiːpˌfəʊld/
noun
1.
a pen or enclosure for sheep
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sheep-fold in the Bible

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.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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