pinfold(redirected from pinfolding)
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An enclosure where stray animals are confined; a pound.
tr.v. pin·fold·ed, pin·fold·ing, pin·folds
To confine in or as if in a pinfold.
[Middle English pynfold, alteration of Old English pundfald : pund-, enclosure + fald, fold.]
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a. a pound for stray cattle
b. a fold or pen for sheep or cattle
(Agriculture) (tr) to gather or confine in or as if in a pinfold
[Old English pundfald, from pound3 + fold2]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a pound for stray animals.
2. a place of confinement or restraint.
[1400–50; late Middle English pynfold for *pindfold= Old English pynd(an) to impound (derivative of pund pound3) + Middle English fold fold2]
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Past participle: pinfolded
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