Definitions for: Corral

[n] a pen for cattle
[v] collect or gather; "corralling votes for an election"
[v] arrange wagons so that they form a corral
[v] enclose in a corral; "corral the horses"

Webster (1913) Definition: Cor*ral" (k?r-r?l"; Sp. k?r-r?l"), n. [Sp., a yard, a
yard for cattle, fr. corro a circle or ring, fr. L. currere
to run. Cf. Kraal.]
A pen for animals; esp., an inclosure made with wagons, by
emigrants in the vicinity of hostile Indians, as a place of
security for horses, cattle, etc.

Cor*ral", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corraled (-r?ld" or
-r?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Corralling.]
To surround and inclose; to coop up; to put into an inclosed
space; -- primarily used with reference to securing horses
and cattle in an inclosure of wagons while traversing the
plains, but in the Southwestern United States now
colloquially applied to the capturing, securing, or penning
of anything. --Bartlett.

Synonyms: cattle pen, cow pen

See Also: accumulate, amass, arrange, collect, compile, enclose, hoard, inclose, pen, pile up, set up, shut in

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