From Middle English pinfold, punfold, punfald, variants of Middle English pundfold, pundfald, from Old English pundfald (“pinfold”), equivalent to pound (“pen, enclosure”) + fold.
pinfold (plural pinfolds)
- 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.
pinfold (third-person singular simple present pinfolds, present participle pinfolding, simple past and past participle pinfolded)
- (transitive) To confine (animals) in a pinfold.