verb (corrals, corralling, corralled)[with object]
- 1Gather together and confine (a group of people or things): the organizers were corralling the crowd into marching formationMore example sentences
- There was one debate over where they would all sleep and whether they would all be moved into particular areas so that they would be corralled together.
- Cars, which run on a vegetable oil fuel called biodiesel, are corralled together instead of parked outside each residence.
- I managed to get out just before the riot squad made a shield tunnel and corralled the crowd.
- 2chiefly North American Put or keep (livestock) in a corral: sheep and goats grazed the plains during the day but they were corralled at nightMore example sentences
- I once read an article about a guy who corralled a herd of particularly wily mustangs by just quietly pushing them from 3 miles back.
- Farmers were busy corralling animals that had climbed over snow banks and strayed from their land.
- We went into the woods and beat the trees with sticks until all manner of livestock stampeded out and were corralled into our barn.
- 2.1 • historical Form (wagons) into a corral: the wagons, in forming the encampment, were corralledMore example sentences
- As the wagons were corralled into an even tighter circle at the Crescent, the Trust arrived like the cavalry in the nick of time.
- Next day, Sully led his army back toward the corralled wagon train on Heart River, reaching the anxious civilians on the evening of July 31.
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- 1A pen for livestock, especially cattle or horses, on a farm or ranch: he was galloping a pony very fast round a tiny corralMore example sentences
- The Punchestown Boys rode into town saying they were going to build a corral for cattle and horses that would be good for the town.
- The adult tick does not feed and may live in and around corrals, barns and cattle loafing areas for a year or more waiting to mate.
- Solar-powered gates can be used at the end of residential driveways, on rural access roads, for livestock corrals, and in many other areas.
late 16th century: from Spanish and Old Portuguese (now curral), perhaps based on Latin currere 'to run'. Compare with kraal.