Pronunciation: (kräl),[key] —n. 1. an enclosure for cattle and other domestic animals in southern Africa.
2. a village of the native peoples of South Africa, usually surrounded by a stockade or the like and often having a central space for livestock.
3. such a village as a social unit.
4. an enclosure where wild animals are exhibited, as in a zoo.
—v.t. to shut up in a krall, as cattle. Also,craal.