Definition of town herd in English:

town herd

noun

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

noun

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

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in George Chapman (?1560–1634), poet and playwright. From town + herd<br>mid 18th century; earliest use found in Session Papers. From town + herd.

Pronunciation

town herd

/ˌtaʊn ˈhəːd/