corral

noun
cor·​ral | \ kə-ˈral How to pronounce corral (audio) , -ˈrel \

Definition of corral

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing livestock herded the cattle into the corral
2 : an enclosure made with wagons for defense of an encampment

corral

verb
corralled; corralling

Definition of corral (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to enclose in a corral (see corral entry 1 sense 1) corralled the horses
2 : to arrange (wagons) so as to form a corral (see corral entry 1 sense 2)
3 : collect, gather corralling votes for the upcoming election

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Examples of corral in a Sentence

Noun the horses live in our corral, along with a cow Verb corralled everyone in the conference room for a speech by the CEO corralled a scattering of stray pens and quickly stuffed them in the drawer to tidy the desk
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun On the breezy northwest side of our Lake Eola, William A. Lovell built a steam sawmill in 1854 and also built a corral for 300 head of cattle on the site of the future Orlando Public Library. Joy Wallace Dickinson, orlandosentinel.com, 4 Apr. 2021 Weiss was looking in at the corral — there was just one girl left riding. Miguel Torres, The Arizona Republic, 15 Mar. 2021 In addition to the pool, there’s a putting green, a working horse barn and a corral. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, 31 Dec. 2020 Another mild uphill section lands at a corral where some of the most sweeping vistas of the hike come into view. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 3 Dec. 2020 The retailer in between, Great Highway Gallery, plans its own covered corral that will allow artists to sell their work during the holidays. John King, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Nov. 2020 The security guard motioned toward Taylor, who was feet away in a corral of shopping carts, twirling a bat. Michael Williams, SFChronicle.com, 26 Oct. 2020 There’s a parking turnout a few yards in and additional parking farther up the road near a corral. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 17 Sep. 2020 Russell Westbrook stood in the Houston Rockets’ corral. Berry Tramel, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Moments later, after Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson missed a driving layup, Green leaped through traffic to corral the defensive rebound. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 May 2021 Liberal Democrats have been disappointed so far by Biden's inability to corral the party behind raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour in five years. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, 4 Mar. 2021 But the pandemic has pushed both patients and healthcare providers to a new appreciation of the risk in continuing to corral sick and healthy together in close quarters. Chris Kornelis, WSJ, 23 May 2021 Giannuzzi can’t corral a long clear that wraps around the boards and that scrambles up Portland’s coverage. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 27 Apr. 2021 Juwan Howard set up an open 3-point look for cold-shooting Franz Wagner, who missed most of everything, and Eli Brooks missed a put-back before UCLA was able to corral the rebound. Kristen Davis, cleveland, 31 Mar. 2021 Replays showed Pettis might have used the ground to corral the ball. Dallas News, 4 Jan. 2021 Few efforts across the globe to corral the coronavirus pandemic have been successful. Michael Smolens Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Dec. 2020 At 6-3, 223 pounds, the redshirt sophomore spent three years in Mickey Marotti’s strength program bulking up to corral Big Ten running backs and lock up tight ends. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of corral

Noun

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for corral

Noun and Verb

Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *currale enclosure for vehicles, from Latin currus cart, from currere to run — more at car

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“Corral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corral. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for corral

corral

noun

English Language Learners Definition of corral

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

corral

verb

English Language Learners Definition of corral (Entry 2 of 2)

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

corral

noun
cor·​ral | \ kə-ˈral How to pronounce corral (audio) \

Kids Definition of corral

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an enclosure for keeping or capturing animals

corral

verb
corralled; corralling

Kids Definition of corral (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to confine in or as if in an enclosure corral cattle
2 : to gather or get control over corralling votes

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