pinfold

noun

pin·​fold ˈpin-ˌfōld How to pronounce pinfold (audio)
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: a place of restraint

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pinfold was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Pinfold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinfold. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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