- 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 corralled
This was where they corralled their livestock at night, and where the warm smell of animals still lingered.On Foot in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco
January 22, 2014
The Internet is too protean and easy to penetrate to be corralled by either the power of money or lobbyist influence-peddling.We Need a New Ross Perot
April 23, 2010
The Democratic women were corralled to vote for Obama in 2008 because of one issue: reproductive rights.Should Women Back Palin in 2012?
October 4, 2009
No extra horses had been corralled the night before, of that he was sure.Rim o' the World
B. M. Bower
Some one of the corralled and scourged may stick a smile into his back.The Book of the Damned
This he carried over to near where the horses were corralled.The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service
James R. Driscoll
It is just above the plain where the cattle are corralled until they are shipped to Cuba.The White Mice
Richard Harding Davis
"Yes, but I don't much like the way we have 'corralled' them," returned Carey.George at the Fort
- 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 corralled
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.