Originally Posted by Addie
Probably brought over on the slave boats.
This made me curious, so I checked it out. It originated in the Netherlands and the Dutch colonized South Africa, so they brought it there, and probably to America with Dutch explorers.
verb (corrals, corralling, corralled)
1. gather together and confine (a group of people or things):the organizers were corralling the crowd into marching formation
2. chiefly North American put or keep (livestock) in a corral.
historical form (wagons) into a corral.
1. a pen for livestock, especially cattle or horses, on a farm or ranch.
2. historical a defensive enclosure of wagons in an encampment.
late 16th century: from Spanish and Old Portuguese (now curral), perhaps based on Latin currere 'to run'. Compare with kraal