- an enclosure or pen for horses, cattle, etc.
- a circular enclosure formed by wagons during an encampment, as by covered wagons crossing the North American plains in the 19th century, for defense against attack.
- to confine in or as if in a corral.
- to seize; capture.
- to collect, gather, or garner: to corral votes.
- to form (wagons) into a corral.
Origin of corral
Examples from the Web for corral
And so the reaction seems to be to corral oneself off from disagreement.Pew Study: Americans Are Self-Segregating Amid Proliferating Partisan Media
October 21, 2014
How can you corral all your health data in one central repository—effortlessly?Apple Health App Plays to Our Laziness—and It’s Brilliant
June 3, 2014
And in the land of livestock and grassland and corral and endless highway, that is more or less everything.The Death of a Rodeo Cowboy
May 11, 2014
Senator Paul also scorned “labels” and the tendency to corral politicians and thinkers into neat, ideological camps.Is Rand Paul a Secret Hawk? Or Maybe Not a Total Dove?
May 9, 2014
Ware reaches to grab a few carts that have been left just feet away from the corral.Pushing for Justice at Walmart
December 16, 2013
He had led Andrew to the corral and told him to make his choice.Way of the Lawless
That corral where he usually kept his wagon, and where the old hut stood.The Law-Breakers
Also, thar's nothin' in that corral bluff of Missis Rucker's.Faro Nell and Her Friends
Alfred Henry Lewis
When the men had made a hasty end of their breakfast three of them started to the corral.
A fence in the Bad Lands was unknown outside a corral in those days.
- mainly US and Canadian an enclosure for confining cattle or horses
- mainly US (formerly) a defensive enclosure formed by a ring of covered wagons
- to drive into and confine in or as in a corral
- informal to capture
Word Origin and History for corral
1580s, from Spanish corral, from corro "ring," Portuguese curral, of uncertain origin. Perhaps ultimately African, or from Vulgar Latin *currale "enclosure for vehicles," from Latin currus "two-wheeled vehicle," from currere "to run."
1847, from corral (n.); meaning "to lay hold of, collar," is U.S. slang from 1860. Related: Corraled.