Simple Definition of pail
: a round container that is open at the top and usually has a handle
: the amount held by a pail
Examples of pail in a sentence
A plastic beach pail was lying on the sand.
She poured a pail of water on the campfire.
Origin and Etymology of pail
Middle English payle, paille
First Known Use: 14th century
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