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.
- An enclosure for confining livestock.
- An enclosure formed by a circle of wagons for defense against attack during an encampment.
- To drive into and hold in a corral.
- To arrange (wagons) in a corral.
- To take control or possession of.
- To gather; garner: "difficult for congressional leadership to corral a majority of votes” ( Don J. Pease).