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
- 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, in The Celebrity:
- I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields, in no very mild state of fear 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 not 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.
capture or round up
place inside of a corral
corral m (plural corrales)