verb (used with object), cor·ralled, cor·ral·ling.
- to seize; capture.
- to collect, gather, or garner: to corral votes.
Origin of corral
Examples from the Web for corral
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of corral
The Gaucho, now holding fast the bridle fixed to the lower jaw, leads the horse outside the corral.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World
Hard by was a corral covering perhaps two acres, enclosed with a barbed-wire fence.Ben Blair
The sentries of the corral were all stationed away outside of the place where that peculiar log was at work.The Red Mustang
William O. Stoddard
Alva Jackson was in his corral distributing hay among his horses from a sack instead of a pitchfork.The Lady Doc
Shortly before dawn the Jicarilla came and entered the corral to exhibit their alli or show.The Mountain Chant, A Navajo Ceremony
verb -rals, -ralling or -ralled (tr) US and Canadian
Word Origin 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.