Definition of "pail" []

  • A watertight cylindrical vessel, open at the top and fitted with a handle; a bucket. (noun)
  • The amount that a pail can hold. (noun)
  • A bucket, esp one made of wood or metal (noun)

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  • The quantity that fills a pail (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "pail" in a sentence
  • "For a while clip clip clip and the sound of grapes hitting the bottom of the pail is all that is heard."
  • "Conan took a skin pail and brought water from the oasis so she could clean herself."
  • "One robe each was kept, one ax, one tin pail, and a scant supply of bacon and flour."