pinfold

noun
pin·​fold | \ ˈpin-ˌfōld How to pronounce pinfold (audio) \

Definition of pinfold

2 : a place of restraint

First Known Use of pinfold

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pinfold

Middle English, from Old English pundfald, from pund- enclosure + fald fold

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“Pinfold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinfold. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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