pail

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noun \ˈpāl\

Definition of pail

  1. 1 :  a usually cylindrical container with a handle :  bucket

  2. 2 :  the quantity that a pail contains

pailful

play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Examples of pail in a sentence

  1. A plastic beach pail was lying on the sand.

  2. She poured a pail of water on the campfire.

Origin and Etymology of pail

Middle English payle, paille


First Known Use: 14th century


PAIL Defined for English Language Learners

pail

play
noun \ˈpāl\

Definition of pail for English Language Learners

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

  • : the amount held by a pail


PAIL Defined for Kids

pail

play
noun \ˈpāl\

Definition of pail for Students

  1. 1 :  a usually round container with a handle :  bucket

  2. 2 :  pailful <He poured out a pail of water.>



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