- The definition of a corral is a pen for holding animals or a circle of wagons to made for safety.
- An example of a corral is a round-shaped pen for walking horses.
- An example of a corral is a group of wagons circled up for the night on the Oregon Trail.
- Corral is defined as to round up something or someone or to put into a pen.
An example of corral is for a cowboy to herd horses into a pen.
A horse in a corral.
corral definition by Webster's New World
- an enclosure for holding or capturing horses, cattle, or other animals; pen
- a defensive area made by drawing up covered wagons to form an enclosing circle
Origin: Spanish ; from corro, a circle, ring ; from Classical Latin currere, to run: see current
corral definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An enclosure for confining livestock.
- An enclosure formed by a circle of wagons for defense against attack during an encampment.
- To drive into and hold in a corral.
- To arrange (wagons) in a corral.
- To take control or possession of.
- To gather; garner: “difficult for congressional leadership to corral a majority of votes” (Don J. Pease).
Origin: Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *currāle, enclosure for carts, from Latin currus, cart, from currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.