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Meaning of CORRAL

Pronunciation:  ku'ral

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a pen for cattle
  2. [v]  collect or gather; "corralling votes for an election"
  3. [v]  arrange wagons so that they form a corral
  4. [v]  enclose in a corral; "corral the horses"

CORRAL is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cattle pen, cow pen
 See Also: accumulate, amass, arrange, collect, compile, enclose, hoard, inclose, pen, pile up, set up, shut in



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cor*ral"\ (k?r-r?l"; Sp. k?r-r?l"), n. [Sp., a yard, a
    yard for cattle, fr. corro a circle or ring, fr. L. currere
    to run. Cf. {Kraal}.]
    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.
  2. \Cor*ral"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corraled} (-r?ld" or
    -r?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Corralling}.]
    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. --Bartlett.
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