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Pail

Pail

(pāl)
,
Noun.
[OE.
paile
, AS.
pægel
a wine vessel, a pail, akin to D. & G.
pegel
a watermark, a gauge rod, a measure of wine, Dan.
pægel
half a pint.]
A vessel of wood or tin, etc., usually cylindrical and having a bail, – used esp. for carrying liquids, as water or milk, etc.; a bucket. It may, or may not, have a cover.
Shak.

Definition 2022


pail

pail

See also: pa'il

English

A pail (def 1)

Noun

pail (plural pails)

  1. A vessel of wood, tin, plastic, etc., usually cylindrical and having a handle -- used especially for carrying liquids, for example water or milk; a bucket (sometimes with a cover).
    The milkmaid carried a pail of milk in each hand.
  2. (In technical use) A closed (covered) cylindrical shipping container.

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Dalmatian

Etymology

From Latin pilus.

Noun

pail m

  1. (body) hair

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