Definition of night-herd in English:

night-herd

noun

West, United States Regional
historical
  • The task or duty of herding or guarding animals, especially cattle, at night. Now chiefly historical.

verb

West, United States Regional
historical
  • 1with object To herd or guard (cattle or other animals) at night.

  • 2no object To herd or guard cattle or other animals at night.

Origin

Late 19th century. Probably from night-herd (although this is first attested slightly later)<br>late 19th century. From night + herd, after night-herder.

Pronunciation

night-herd

/ˈnʌɪthəːd/