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

And when burros overpopulate and damage areas of the western United States, they are rounded up and sent to corrals to manage their numbers. Meghan Dunn, CNN, "Inside the country's largest sanctuary for abused and neglected donkeys," 30 Aug. 2019 The city, which has collected $128,250 in permit fees from the scooter companies, will install 13 bike and scooter parking corrals this month. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "Why do scooters crash so often? Tiny tires don’t help," 17 Aug. 2019 Turkeys and peacocks roam the grounds, and exotic animals like ostriches, camels, alpacas and llamas are in fenced pastures and corrals. Dina Mishev, Dallas News, "In Cheyenne, the Wild West hasn't been totally tamed," 16 July 2019 Exotic animals like ostriches, camels, alpacas and llamas are in fenced pastures and corrals. Dina Mishev, Washington Post, "Cheyenne," 10 July 2019 Outside there’s another riding arena, plus various corrals and pastures. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "Baseball’s Wally Joyner Lists Equestrian Estate for $7.9 Million," 10 Aug. 2018 Anticipation rose — and then the ground began rumbling a little before 11 a.m. The herd soon crested the hill and funneled down the valley toward the corrals. Patricia Harris, BostonGlobe.com, "Thundering out of an iconic American past: The Buffalo Roundup in South Dakota’s Custer State Park," 20 Aug. 2019 An Equestrian dream with 3 stall barn with automatic waterers, 3 stall corrals, full size dressage arena with irrigation, lighting, sand and rubber mulch footing. Pomerado News, "Home of the Week - 17059 Rio Maria Rd. Lakeside, CA 92040," 25 July 2019 In a corral at the back of the fairgrounds the hungry horses shoved their noses into bales of waiting hay. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, "Following in the Wake of a Storybook Pony," 8 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Since the Cambridge Analytica debacle erupted more than a year ago, Facebook has vowed to do a better job corralling its users’ data. Barbara Ortutay, The Denver Post, "FTC fines Facebook $5B, adds oversight for privacy mishaps," 24 July 2019 Since the Cambridge Analytica debacle erupted more than a year ago, Facebook has vowed to do a better job corralling its users' data. Author: Marcy Gordon And Barbara Ortutay, Anchorage Daily News, "FTC fines Facebook $5B, adds limited oversight on privacy," 24 July 2019 Since the Cambridge Analytica debacle erupted more than a year ago and prompted the FTC investigation, Facebook has vowed to do a better job corralling its users' data. CBS News, "FTC to fine Facebook about $5 billion for user-privacy violations, reports say," 15 July 2019 Since the Cambridge Analytica debacle erupted more than a year ago and prompted the FTC investigation, Facebook has vowed to do a better job corralling its users’ data. Washington Post, "Reports: Facebook faces $5B FTC fine, largest ever in tech," 13 July 2019 Since the Cambridge Analytica debacle erupted more than a year ago and prompted the FTC investigation, Facebook has vowed to do a better job corralling its users’ data. chicagotribune.com, "FTC to fine Facebook $5 billion over privacy violations: report," 12 July 2019 The park hopes to corral dozens of the animals at the North Rim, where the bison breed exclusively after hunting pressure forced them out of the forest about a decade ago. Felicia Fonseca, Washington Post, "Grand Canyon to make second run at corralling bison herd," 2 Sep. 2019 The park hopes to corral dozens of the animals at the North Rim, where the bison breed exclusively after hunting pressure forced them out of the forest about a decade ago. Felicia Fonseca, BostonGlobe.com, "Grand Canyon to make second run at corralling bison herd," 2 Sep. 2019 Williams saw McKinley in the corner of his eyes, leapt, tipped the ball to himself and corralled it before reaching into the end zone. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "Ask and receive: Seth Williams delivers game-winner after quiet performance vs. Oregon," 1 Sep. 2019

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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

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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