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The O.K. Corral was a horse corral (a corral is a fenced-in area for holding livestock) in Tombstone, AZ.
The O.K. stands for "Old Kindersley". The famous gunfight did not take place at the O.K. Corral, but in a vacant lot next to Camillus Fly's photography studio, six doors down Fremont Street from an alleyway that cut through the block and served as an informal rear entrance to the corral.
The O.K. Corral is often used to defend or detract Americans penchant for shooting one another.