pinfold
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pundfald, from pund- enclosure + fald fold Date: 13th century 1. pound II,1a 2. a place of restraint

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  • Pinfold — Pinfold, in Medieval Britain, is an area where stray animals were rounded up if their owners failed to properly supervise their use of common grazing land. A fine had to be paid for their release. [ Patrick Brompton church and village magazine;… …   Wikipedia

  • Pinfold — Pin fold , n. [For pindfold. See {Pinder}, {Pound} an inclosure, and {Fold} an inclosure.] A place in which stray cattle or domestic animals are confined; a pound; a penfold. Shak. [1913 Webster] A parish pinfold begirt by its high hedge. Sir W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pinfold — [pin′fōld΄] n. [ME pynfold < OE pundfald < pund,POUND3 + fald,FOLD2] a place where stray cattle, etc. are confined …   English World dictionary

  • Pinfold — Andrew Pinfold (* 14. August 1978) ist ein kanadischer Radrennfahrer. Andrew Pinfold begann seine Karriere 1999 bei dem Radsportteam Jet Fuel Coffee Vitasoy. 2003 fuhr er für die Mannschaft Atlas Cold Italpasta, wo er jeweils eine Etappe bei der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pinfold — This interesting surname, with variant spelling Pinfold, derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century pundfald , (medieval English punfold ), meaning a pound where stray animals were kept, and was originally given either as a metonymic… …   Surnames reference

  • pinfold — /pin fohld /, n. 1. a pound for stray animals. 2. a fold, as for sheep or cattle. 3. a place of confinement or restraint. v.t. 4. to confine in or as in a pinfold. [1150 1200; late ME pynfold for *pindfold, equiv. to OE pynd(an) to impound (deriv …   Universalium

  • pinfold — 1. noun 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. 2. verb To confine animals in a pinfold …   Wiktionary

  • pinfold — /ˈpɪnfoʊld/ (say pinfohld) noun 1. a pound for stray animals. 2. a fold, as for sheep or cattle. –verb (t) 3. to confine in or as in a pinfold. {pin(d) (verb) impound + fold2; replacing Middle English pondfold, Old English pundfald. Compare… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pinfold — n. & v. n. a pound for stray cattle etc. v.tr. confine (cattle) in a pinfold. Etymology: OE pundfald (as POUND(3), FOLD(2)) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pinfold — A pen for holding stray cattle or sheep. [< OldEngl. pundfald = pund = a pound or enclosure + fald = a fold] Cf. Punder …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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