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corral

noun cor·ral \ kə-ˈral , -ˈrel \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of corral

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

Examples of corral in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of corral from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of corral

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

corral Synonyms

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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corral

verb

Definition of corral

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

Examples of corral in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of corral from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of corral

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


CORRAL Defined for English Language Learners

corral

noun

Definition of corral for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of corral for English Language Learners

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


CORRAL Defined for Kids

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corral

noun cor·ral \ kə-ˈral \

Definition of corral for Students

:an enclosure for keeping or capturing animals

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corral

verb

Definition of corral for Students

corralled; corralling
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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