from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An enclosure where stray animals are confined.
  • transitive v. To confine in or as if in a pinfold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An open enclosure for animals, especially an area where stray animals were rounded up if their owners failed to properly supervise their use of common grazing land.
  • v. To confine animals in a pinfold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place in which stray cattle or domestic animals are confined; a pound; a penfold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To confine in a pound or pinfold; impound.
  • n. A place in which stray cattle are temporarily confined; a pound.
  • n. A fold or inclosure for animals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pen where stray animals are confined


Middle English pynfold, alteration of Old English pundfald : pund-, enclosure + fald, fold.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
pen +‎ fold (Wiktionary)



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