corral


1cor·ral

noun \kə-ˈral, -ˈrel\

: an area that is surrounded by a fence and that is used for holding animals (such as cows and horses) on a farm or ranch

Full Definition of CORRAL

1
:  a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing livestock
2
:  an enclosure made with wagons for defense of an encampment

Examples of CORRAL

  1. <the horses live in our corral, along with a cow>

Origin of CORRAL

Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *currale enclosure for vehicles, from Latin currus cart, from currere to run — more at car
First Known Use: 1582

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

2corral

verb

: to gather and put (cows, horses, etc.) into a corral

cor·ralledcor·ral·ling

Full Definition of CORRAL

transitive verb
1
:  to enclose in a corral
2
:  to arrange (wagons) so as to form a corral
3
:  collect, gather <corralling votes for the upcoming election>

Examples of CORRAL

  1. <corralled everyone in the conference room for a speech by the CEO>
  2. <corralled a scattering of stray pens and quickly stuffed them in the drawer to tidy the desk>

First Known Use of CORRAL

1847

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

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