Meaning of corral

cor•ral

Pronunciation: (ku-ral'), [key]
— n., v., -ralled, -ral•ling.
—n.
  1. an enclosure or pen for horses, cattle, etc.
  2. a circular enclosure formed by wagons during an encampment, as by covered wagons crossing the North American plains in the 19th century, for defense against attack.
—v.t.
  1. to confine in or as if in a corral.
  2. to corral votes.
    1. to seize; capture.
    2. to collect, gather, or garner:to corral votes.
  3. to form (wagons) into a corral.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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