pail

noun
\ ˈpāl \

Definition of pail 

1 : a usually cylindrical container with a handle : bucket a milk pail

2 : the quantity that a pail contains a pail of water

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Other words from pail

pailful \-ˌfu̇l \ noun

Synonyms for pail

Synonyms

bucket

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Examples of pail in a Sentence

A plastic beach pail was lying on the sand. She poured a pail of water on the campfire.

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His late arrival may have been glitzy, but the defensive end brought his lunch pail to the field and was toasting right tackle Winston Justice after just a few practices. Jeff Mclane, Philly.com, "Winning another Super Bowl is why Eagles' Brandon Graham is willing to play out his contract | Jeff McLane," 9 June 2018 Turnquist stressed safety when using fireworks, and recommended that used fireworks be placed in pails or bins of water before throwing them away. Marc Daalder, Detroit Free Press, "Fireworks left in trash set West Bloomfield house ablaze," 5 July 2018 Prizes include bike helmets, summer fun pails, a soccer ball, swim lesson sessions, New Britain Bees tickets and more. Courant Community, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 12 June 2018 They had been equipped with sand pails and shovels, goggles and life jackets—all donated by an anti-poverty organization that had organized the trip. Amy Crawford, Smithsonian, "Racism Kept Connecticut’s Beaches White Up Through the 1970s," 2 July 2018 His daughter-in-law Roni Detrick, 61, now runs his you-pick operation, where customers can rest in the shade of an ancient oak after a few hours of thumbing clusters of old-fashioned sweet Walcotts into a pail. Rachel Wharton, New York Times, "In the Shadow of the Blueberry Titans, Smaller Growers Thrive," 2 July 2018 Prizes include bike helmets, summer fun pails, a soccer ball, swim lesson sessions, New Britain Bees tickets and more. Courant Community, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 12 June 2018 Pick that large weed near the lantern—by its roots— and throw it into the pail. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "The Poems Of Aaron Caycedo-Kimura: Honoring Ones Parents," 13 June 2018 Prizes include bike helmets, summer fun pails, a soccer ball, swim lesson sessions, New Britain Bees tickets and more. Courant Community, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of pail

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pail

Middle English payle, paille

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Dictionary Entries near pail

paigle

pai-hua

paik

pail

paillard

paillasse

paillasson

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pail

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pail

: a round container that is open at the top and usually has a handle

: the amount held by a pail

pail

noun
\ ˈpāl \

Kids Definition of pail

1 : a usually round container with a handle : bucket

2 : pailful He poured out a pail of water.

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