sheepherding

noun

sheep·​herd·​ing ˈshēp-ˌhər-diŋ How to pronounce sheepherding (audio)
: the activities of a worker engaged in tending sheep

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Browse other wool products, see border collies demonstrate sheepherding, or roam dozens of booths showcasing crafts, jewelry, home accessories, and more. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sheepherding was in 1836

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Cite this Entry

“Sheepherding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheepherding. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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