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English

Etymology

From Portuguese curral

Noun

Singular
corral

Plural
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  1. An enclosure for livestock, especially a circular one.
    We had a small corral out back where we kept our pet llama.
  2. An enclosure or area to concentrate a dispersed group.
    Please return the shopping carts to the corral.
  3. 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.

Synonyms

See also

  • crawl (Jamaican English)
  • kraal (South African English)

Verb

Infinitive
to corral

Third person singular
corrall

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to corral (third-person singular simple present corrall, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To capture or round up a group of something.
    The lawyer frantically tried to corral his notes as his briefcase fell open.
  2. To place inside of a corral.
    After we corralled the last steer, we headed off to the chuck wagon for dinner.
  3. To make a circle of vehicles, as of wagons so as to form a corral.
    The cattle drivers corralled their wagons for the night.

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