corral (n.) 1580s, from Sp. corral, from corro "ring," Port. curral, of uncertain origin. Perhaps ultimately African, or from V.L. *currale "enclosure for vehicles," from L. currus "two-wheeled vehicle," from currere "to run." The verb is from 1847; meaning "to lay hold of, collar," is U.S. slang from 1860. Related: Corraled.

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