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corral

Chiefly US (formerly) a defensive enclosure formed by a ring of covered wagons

Corral

 

a structure made of local materials (wattle plastered with clay, adobe, or cane) in which cattle, sheep, horses, camels, and other farm animals are kept. It is used primarily in livestock-grazing areas—Eastern Siberia, Kazakhstan, Middle Asia, Northern Caucasus, and the Ukraine. A closed corral consists of a lean-to with partial walls 1.2–2 m high or a shed; the norms of space for each animal are 3.5–5 sq m for cattle, 5–8 sq m for horses, and 0.3–1 sq m for sheep.

An open corral is usually a piece of land enclosed by a fence 2–2.5 m high. For protection from cold and storms, corral-havens are built that are more than 2.5 m high and are shaped like an open rectangle, a triangle, and so on.


Corral

 

a city and port in Chile, at the mouth of the Valdivia River. Population, approximately 9,000. It is the outer harbor of the city of Valdivia. It has ferrous metallurgy. The city is the base for the country’s whaling fleet as well as a center for the fishing industry. In 1960 the city was damaged by an earthquake.

corral

An enclosure for livestock, commonly for horses.
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