sheepfold

noun
sheep·​fold | \ ˈshēp-ˌfōld How to pronounce sheepfold (audio) \

Definition of sheepfold

: a pen or shelter for sheep

Examples of sheepfold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This tidy residence in the western Swiss village of Etoy was built in 1830 as a sheepfold. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Later, we were married in a sheepfold overlooking the ribbon of river that winds through small agricultural plots and quiet towns huddled up against the road. Kyre Chenven, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of sheepfold

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Sheepfold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheepfold. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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sheepfold

noun
sheep·​fold | \ ˈshēp-ˌfōld How to pronounce sheepfold (audio) \

Kids Definition of sheepfold

: a pen or shelter for sheep

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