a place where stray cattle, etc. are confined
Origin of pinfoldMiddle English pynfold ; from Old English pundfald ; from pund, pound + fald, fold
An enclosure where stray animals are confined.
transitive verbpin·fold·ed, pin·fold·ing, pin·folds
To confine in or as if in a pinfold.
Origin of pinfoldMiddle English pynfold, alteration of Old English pundfald : pund-, enclosure + fald, fold.
(third-person singular simple present pinfolds, present participle pinfolding, simple past and past participle pinfolded)
- To confine animals in a pinfold.