- a pound for stray animals.
- a fold, as for sheep or cattle.
- a place of confinement or restraint.
- to confine in or as in a pinfold.
Origin of pinfold
Examples from the Web for pinfold
Historical Examples of pinfold
Who is not sick of our long confinement in that pinfold there?Stories from the Iliad
H. L. Havell
Was a bull-calf in a pinfold, an' that too they left behind.
It meant no more than inconveniently crowded; thus Milton: Confined and pestered in this pinfold here.English Past and Present
Richard Chevenix Trench
Surgeon Pinfold was prescribing for a row of sick people, seated before him on a bench.
Amelius went back to the cottage, to see if Toff had returned, in his absence, before he paid his daily visit to Surgeon Pinfold.
- a pound for stray cattle
- a fold or pen for sheep or cattle
- (tr) to gather or confine in or as if in a pinfold