drail

1 of 2

noun

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

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verb

"
-ed/-ing/-s
: to fish by trolling with a drail

Word History

Etymology

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 3 Dec. 2022.

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