Corral meaning

kə-răl'
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.

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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.

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An enclosure for confining livestock.
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An enclosure formed by a circle of wagons for defense against attack during an encampment.
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To drive into and hold in a corral.
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To arrange (wagons) in a corral.
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To take control or possession of.
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To gather; garner.
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An enclosure for holding or capturing horses, cattle, or other animals; pen.
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A defensive area made by drawing up covered wagons to form an enclosing circle.
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To drive into or confine within a corral.
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To surround or capture; round up.
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To arrange (wagons) in the form of a corral.
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To take possession of; lay hold of.
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An enclosure for livestock, especially a circular one.

We had a small corral out back where we kept our pet llama.

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An enclosure or area to concentrate a dispersed group.

Please return the shopping carts to the corral.

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A circle of wagons, either for the purpose of trapping livestock, or for defense.

The wagon train formed a corral to protect against Commanche attacks.

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To capture or round up.

The lawyer frantically tried to corral his notes as his briefcase fell open.

Between us, we managed to corral the puppy in the kitchen.

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To place inside of a corral.

After we corralled the last steer, we headed off to the chuck wagon for dinner.

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To make a circle of vehicles, as of wagons so as to form a corral.

The cattle drivers corralled their wagons for the night.

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Origin of corral

  • Spanish from Vulgar Latin currāle enclosure for carts from Latin currus cart from currere to run kers- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Spanish corral
    From Wiktionary