[ sheep-fohld ]

nounChiefly British.
  1. an enclosure for sheep.

Origin of sheepfold

before 1000; Middle English; Old English sceapa falda.See sheep, fold2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sheepfold in a sentence

  • Rabbah was to be a sheep-fold, Babylon a menagerie of wild beasts—a very specific difference and very improbable.

    Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
  • From the bairnie's soft cosseting he aye fled to Auld Jock and the rough hospitality of the sheep fold.

    Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson
  • Early next morning the young farmer began to go his rounds, and the sheep-fold was the first place he visited.

    The Lilac Fairy Book | Andrew Lang
  • A sheep-fold is always an attraction too great for the wild dog to pass.

  • Wolf's Den is also near Galena, and has been utilized as a sheep fold.

British Dictionary definitions for sheepfold


/ (ˈʃiːpˌfəʊld) /

  1. a pen or enclosure for sheep

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