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corral (plural corrals)
- An enclosure for livestock, especially a circular one.
- We had a small corral out back where we kept our pet llama.
- An enclosure or area to concentrate a dispersed group.
- Please return the shopping carts to the corral.
- A circle of wagons, either for the purpose of trapping livestock, or for defense.
- The wagon train formed a corral to protect against Commanche attacks.
enclosure for livestock
enclosure or area to concentrate a dispersed group
- To capture or round up.
- The lawyer frantically tried to corral his notes as his briefcase fell open.
- Between us, we managed to corral the puppy in the kitchen.
- 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, The Celebrity:
- I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields, in no very mild state of that gentleman's wife, whose vigilance was seldom relaxed. And thus we came by a circuitous route to Mohair, the judge occupied by his own guilty thoughts, and I by others no less disturbing.
- To place inside of a corral.
- After we corralled the last steer, we headed off to the chuck wagon for dinner.
- To make a circle of vehicles, as of wagons so as to form a corral.
- The cattle drivers corralled their wagons for the night.
corral m (plural corrales)