Definition of pail
- a milk pail
- a pail of water
A plastic beach pail was lying on the sand.
She poured a pail of water on the campfire.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: a round container that is open at the top and usually has a handle
: the amount held by a pail
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