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noun Chiefly British.
  1. an enclosure for sheep.
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Origin of sheepfold

before 1000; Middle English; Old English sceapa falda. See sheep, fold2
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Historical Examples of sheep-fold

  • At any other time it would have been shutting up the wolf in the sheep-fold.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Is a fox-hound not conscience-stricken for his harry of the sheep-fold?

  • Stan said to himself, and remained where he was, close by the sheep-fold.

  • The next moment this wolf in the sheep-fold entered the drawing-room.

    A Simpleton

    Charles Reade

  • But since that affair at the sheep-fold, many called him Whittle-Frodi.

British Dictionary definitions for sheep-fold


  1. a pen or enclosure for sheep
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