bailer

noun (1)
plural bailers

Definition of bailer

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: a device used to bail out a boat The canoe was badly cracked, and she could not make it water-tight; but a calabash made from a coconut she stored on board for a bailer.— Jack London

bailer

noun (2)
bail·​er | \ ˈbā-lər How to pronounce bailer (audio) \

variant spelling of

: a person who delivers personal property to another in trust

First Known Use of bailer

Noun (1)

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Bailer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bailer. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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