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 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, "For Sardinia’s Wild Side, Head to Sulcis," 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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

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: a pen or shelter for sheep

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