especially before pause or consonant -ēəl
plural -s
dialectal, chiefly British
: a wooden pail, bucket, or tub usually having handles formed by staves extending above the rim

Word History


Middle English skele, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skjōla pail, bucket; akin to Old Frisian skūl hiding place

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“Skeel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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