• WordNet 3.6
    • v corral collect or gather "corralling votes for an election"
    • v corral arrange wagons so that they form a corral
    • v corral enclose in a corral "corral the horses"
    • n corral a pen for cattle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Corral 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.
    • v. t Corral 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corral A pen or inclosure for horses or cattle.
    • n corral An inclosure, usually a wide circle, formed of the wagons of an ox- or mule-train by emigrants crossing the plains, for encampment at night, or in case of attack by Indians, the horses and cattle grazing within the circle. See corral, v. t.
    • n corral A strong stockade or inclosure for capturing wild elephants in Ceylon.
    • corral To drive into a corral; inclose aud secure in a corral, as live stock.
    • corral To capture; make prisoner of; take possession of; appropriate; scoop: as, they corralled the whole outfit—that is, captured them all.
    • corral Figuratively, to corner; leave no escape to in discussion; corner in argument.
    • corral To form into a corral; form a corral or inclosure by means of. See extract.
    • n corral In Florida and the West Indies, a pen near the shore where sponges are macerated in the course of cleaning them for market. Sometimes colloquially contracted to crawl. See kraal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Corral kor-al′ an enclosure for cattle, &c
    • v.t Corral to form such
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp., a yard, a yard for cattle, fr. corro, a circle or ring, fr. L. currere, to run. Cf. Kraal


In literature:

Reddy, where in time did you corral that coat?
"The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch" by Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
The whites had ninety horses hitched to a picket rope and their wagons formed in a circular corral, with their camp in the center.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
Presently a horseman rode to the corral fence and dismounted.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
When the T Down men rode up to the corral gate they dismounted and surrounded Harlan.
"'Drag' Harlan" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Had he circled back to Munson's corral?
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
Half-way between the fenced-in hay-stacks and the corral-gate I found a battered decoy-duck with a string tied to its neck.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
Their horses are not in the corral.
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
What's to prevent their getting into your corral out there, and then holding you here!
"Starlight Ranch" by Charles King
Turn your horses into the corral, the boys will feed 'em.
"The Forester's Daughter" by Hamlin Garland
He found Houck waiting for him at the entrance to the corral.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
The corrals were amazing places.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
Had he been in the stable while the remuda was still in the corral?
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
It was three o'clock and the dawn was just breaking when Trevison rode into the Diamond K corral and pulled the saddle from Nigger.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
After breakfast, Adams piloted Polly over the premises, from the corral to the office.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
Later he came up with her at the Double R corral gate and resumed the conversation.
"The Trail to Yesterday" by Charles Alden Seltzer
We at once started for his corral, two miles distant, where we found the gentleman.
"Dangers of the Trail in 1865" by Charles E Young
They were vaulting to the saddles of their horses which had hurriedly been turned out of the home corral.
"The Boy Ranchers at Spur Creek" by Willard F. Baker
They reached the corral at the side of the house, and Bud and Dick dismounted.
"The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River" by Willard F. Baker
There are lots other hawsses in Life's corral.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
For the rest the house faced out on to the prairie, and the verandahed front overlooked the barns, corrals, and outhouses.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

Now that the sun has gone, and the aspen leaves
And the cotton-wood leaves are fallen, as good as fallen,
And the ponies are in corral,
And it's night.
"The Red Wolf" by D H Lawrence
A very good hand with a whole lot of sand,
And a voice like a bellerin' bull.
Pretty much on the brag, and at chewin' the rag
He was a while corral full.
"Yavapai Pete" by Curley Fletcher
You want some sugar? Lady's horse you are!
I reckon I've spoiled you. Some would say,
"A pet, that lazies by the corral bar,
Rubbing his mane and switching flies all day.
"So Long, Chinook!" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Down in the corral, a-standin' alone
Was this little old caballo, a strawberry roan
He had little pin ears that touched at the tip
And a big forty-four brand was on his left hip.
"The Strawberry Roan" by Curley Fletcher
Well, I got him at home and into the corral,
I fed him some hay and some oats for a spell.
When he got fat and strong and I gave him the news,
I hog-tied him down and nailed on some shoes.
"The Ridge-Running Roan" by Curley Fletcher
Well, we chased a bunch of critters on the hot and sandy plain,
Though 't was like a purp a-racin' with a U. S. A. mail train;
But at last we got 'em herded in a wire fence corral,
And the foreman sez, off-hand like: "Jest go in and rope one, Al."
"The Ostrich-Punching of Arroyo Al" by Arthur Chapman

In news:

That was the theme Monday night at the Golden Corral Restaurant in Panama City as hundreds of local veterans were treated to dinner at no cost.
Dolphins are always interesting to watch and their ability to flip flounder out of the water and corral schools of fish is amazing to see.
) 63: 7-footer corrals career-high 16 boards.
But levees, canals and other flood control measures that drained the land to made way for development and farming now corral lake water and flush it out to sea when the lake threatens to get too high for the levee.
Police blocked off the sidewalks on Bloomberg's street and corralled the demonstrators on Fifth Avenue between 78th and 79th streets, kettling them into a pen where they were drumming and dancing.
On Friday morning, the last of her life, Gretchen Corrales discovered a new trail in Griffith Park.
I'm sure it was the same at the OK Corral.
Golden Corral Buffet and Grill.
Corral's first book of poetry, Slow Lightning, won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition.
Tigers can't corral Leopards' 2nd effort.
These homeowners corralled plenty of design elements, including some from a local steakhouse and saloon, to create their themed theater.
National Guard members will be serving customers at Texas Corral on West Main Street, near US 131 in Oshtemo Township, on Wednesday, Dec 12, in a fundraiser for the Guard 's Adopt-A-Family program.
Members of the Oshtemo National Guard will host an Adopt-A-Family fundraiser at Texas Corral in Kalamazoo Wednesday.
Gunfight At Miami-Dade Corral.
Gunfight at the OK Corral.

In science:

Microscopic simulation of membrane molecule diffusion on corralled membrane surfaces.
Anomalous subdiffusion due to obstacles : A critical survey
However, after a straightforward transformation [Corral et al., 1995] it is always possible to write the evolution of each oscillator in terms of a phase variable φ ∈ [0, 1] which evolves linearly in time.
Synchronization in a ring of pulsating oscillators with bidirectional couplings