A corral is a pen for horses, cows, or other livestock. If your sheep get out of the corral, you'll have to take the dogs out to help you round them up again.

The word corral comes either from the Spanish word corro, which means ring, or from the Old Portuguese word curral, meaning pen or enclosure. As a verb, corral means to gather up or collect. If you're in charge of the big library book sale, you'll have to corral lots of people into helping you. If you make a defensive circle with wagons or other vehicles, you have also corralled the wagons.

Primary Meanings of corral

a pen for cattle
enclose in a corral
collect or gather
Full Definitions of corral

n a pen for cattle

cattle pen, cow pen
Type of:
an enclosure for confining livestock

v enclose in a corral

corral the horses”
Type of:
close in, enclose, inclose, shut in
surround completely

v arrange wagons so that they form a corral

Type of:
arrange, set up
put into a proper or systematic order

v collect or gather

corralling votes for an election”
Type of:
accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up
get or gather together

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