|1.||chiefly (US), (Canadian) an enclosure for confining cattle or horses|
|2.||chiefly (US) (formerly) a defensive enclosure formed by a ring of covered wagons|
|—vb , -rals, -ralling, -ralled|
|3.||to drive into and confine in or as in a corral|
|4.||informal to capture|
|[C16: from Spanish, from Vulgar Latin currāle (unattested) area for vehicles, from Latin currus wagon, from currere to run]|
any temporary or permanent theatre structure established in an inn's courtyard in England or a residential courtyard in Spain. Under Elizabeth I, many plays were performed in the courtyards of London inns, with the first-recorded innyard performance in 1557. By 1576 there were five courtyard theatres in London, but they declined thereafter, since by then London had two permanent theatres
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