a corral (=an area surrounded by fences where animals can be kept) in the town of Tombstone, Arizona. In 1881 it was the scene of a famous gunfight in which Wyatt Earp fought with his brothers Morgan and Virgil, who was the Marshal of Tombstone, and with Doc Holliday, against a group of criminals called the Clanton gang. Three of the Clantons were killed, and Virgil Earp lost his job as sheriff because the people believed that the Earps had murdered the Clantons.The phrase 'gunfight at the OK Corral' is sometimes used humorously when talking about a fight involving several people.:
• It was more like the gunfight at the OK Corral than a football game.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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