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pail

 (pāl)
n.
1. A watertight cylindrical vessel, open at the top and fitted with a handle; a bucket.
2. The amount that a pail can hold.

[Middle English paile, probably from Old French paele, warming pan, perhaps from Latin patella, small pan; see paella.]

pail′ful′ n.

pail

(peɪl)
n
1. a bucket, esp one made of wood or metal
2. Also called: pailful the quantity that fills a pail
[Old English pægel; compare Catalan paella frying pan, paella]

pail

(peɪl)

n.
1. a container, usu. cylindrical, with a handle; bucket.
2. the amount filling a pail.
[before 1000; Middle English payle wooden container, Old English pægel wine container, liquid measure (compare Middle Dutch, Low German pegel half pint)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pail - a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the toppail - a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
cannikin - a wooden bucket
dinner bucket, dinner pail - a pail in which a workman carries his lunch or dinner
dredging bucket - a bucket for lifting material from a channel or riverbed
kibble - an iron bucket used for hoisting in wells or mining
slop jar, slop pail - a large pail used to receive waste water from a washbasin or chamber pot
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
water wheel, waterwheel - a wheel that rotates by direct action of water; a simple turbine
wine bucket, wine cooler - a bucket of ice used to chill a bottle of wine
2.pail - the quantity contained in a pail
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
Translations
دَلْوٌّسَطْل ماء
ведро
galleda
džberkbelík
spand
sankoämpäriparvi
vjedro
fata
バケツ
양동이
spainis
căldaregăleată
vedro
hink
ถัง

pail

[peɪl] Nbalde m, cubo m; (child's) → cubito m

pail

[ˈpeɪl] n (= bucket) → seau m

pail

nEimer m; (child’s) → Eimerchen nt

pail

[peɪl] nsecchio

pail

(peil) noun
a bucket. Fetch a pail of water.

pail

دَلْوٌّ kbelík spand Eimer κουβάς cubo sanko seau vjedro secchio バケツ 양동이 emmer spann wiadro balde ведро hink ถัง kova
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