drail

noun
\ ˈdrāl, especially before pause or consonant -āəl \
plural -s

Definition of drail

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a hook with a lead-covered shank used in trolling for fish (as bluefish)
2 : a perforated iron projecting from the beam of a plow to which the horses are hitched

drail

verb
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of drail (Entry 2 of 2)

: to fish by trolling with a drail

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History and Etymology for drail

Noun

from obsolete English drail to drag or trail along, perhaps alteration (influenced by draw & drag) of trail

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“Drail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drail. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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