Main definitions of town herd in English

: town herd1town herd2

town herd1

Pronunciation /ˌtaʊn ˈhəːd/

noun

historical
  • A herd consisting of the sheep, cattle, or other livestock owned by the inhabitants of a town or parish.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in George Chapman (?1560–1634), poet and playwright. From town + herd.

Main definitions of town herd in English

: town herd1town herd2

town herd2

Pronunciation /ˌtaʊn ˈhəːd/

noun

historical, rare Scottish
  • The person responsible for gathering and pasturing the sheep, cattle, or other livestock owned by the inhabitants of a town.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Session Papers. From town + herd.