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.
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How to use corral in a sentence
A colorful rolling cart is a great place to corral art supplies, toiletries or toys, Hysmith said via email.Shopping with the pros: Storage solutions to help corral kid clutter | Mari-Jane Williams | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
To corral future leaks at rig sites, NOAA has built a satellite mapping program that can track how oil moves on open water.5 famous environmental disasters where humans and nature healed together | Meera Subramanian | February 16, 2021 | Popular-Science
Using car parking and more sturdy dividers as barriers, building bike parking corrals at intersections, and adjusting traffic light timing to give cyclists priority could all discourage the use of automobiles while accommodating cyclists.E-Bikes Are Taking Off—But We Need to Make Space for Them | Patrick Lucas Austin | January 22, 2021 | Time
Clutter can accumulate quickly near the home entry, so consider adding a catchall tray or dish to corral keys, wallets and mail.No mudroom, no problem: Solutions for a functional and beautiful home entry | Mari-Jane Williams | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
This was where they corralled their livestock at night, and where the warm smell of animals still lingered.
Though certainly romantic on the subject, Booker has been neither corralled nor bamboozled.
The Internet is too protean and easy to penetrate to be corralled by either the power of money or lobbyist influence-peddling.
The Democratic women were corralled to vote for Obama in 2008 because of one issue: reproductive rights.
So, when Sunday night come, and he preached in the school-house, he had quite a bunch of punchers corralled there to hear him.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher | Eleanor Gates
With the aid of these they soon corralled the others, and the party gathered with their animals at the base of the ridge.The Young Ranchers | Edward S. Ellis
The "rough string," as the bad horses were called, was corralled, and the men made merry with the roundup crew.The Happy Family | Bertha Muzzy Bower
The emigrants thought an attack was imminent and corralled the wagons, thus making a fortification.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2) | William Denison Lyman
Mounted troops corralled the mobs as cowboys round up belligerent cattle.
British Dictionary definitions for corral
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
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