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corral

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noun cor·ral \kə-ˈral, -ˈrel\

Simple Definition of corral

  • : 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. 1 :  a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing livestock

  2. 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

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corral

verb cor·ral

Simple Definition of corral

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

Full Definition of corral

cor·ralledcor·ral·ling

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to enclose in a corral

  3. 2 :  to arrange (wagons) so as to form a corral

  4. 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>



1847

First Known Use of corral

1847

Other Animal Husbandry Terms



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