herding

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

herding

  1. Present participle of herd.

Noun[edit]

herding (plural herdings)

  1. An act by which individuals are herded.
    • 2010, Inga Clendinnen, Reading the Holocaust
      These herdings and stabbings and stranglings occurred five hundred years ago, before America felt the withering touch of Europe. Does that exclude them from our concern?
  2. A hirsel.
    • 1930, Scottish Agriculture
      The whole flock is divided up into seven herdings (the equivalent of the Scottish "hirsels"), and it is through the head shepherd's herding that the only new blood is introduced. Every two or three years some rams are bought at Hawick []