Last modified on 25 May 2014, at 13:49

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A pail (def 1)

EtymologyEdit

Middle English payle 'wooden container', from Old English pæġel 'wine vessel, container for liquids, pail; liquid measure', from Proto-Germanic *pagilaz 'peg, rake' (compare Middle Dutch/Middle Low German pegel 'half pint', Danish pægl 'id.'), diminutive of *pag-. More at peg.

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NounEdit

pail (plural pails)

  1. A vessel of wood, tin, plastic, etc., usually cylindrical and having a handle -- used especially for carrying liquids, for example water or milk; a bucket (sometimes with a cover).
    The milkmaid carried a pail of milk in each hand.
  2. (In technical use) A closed (covered) cylindrical shipping container.

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DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pilus.

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pail m

  1. (body) hair

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