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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French braiel, from Medieval Latin bracale ‘girdle’ (from bracae ‘breeches’).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

brail ‎(plural brails)

  1. (nautical) A small rope used to truss up sails.
  2. (falconry) A thong of soft leather to bind up a hawk's wing.
  3. A stock at each end of a seine to keep it stretched.

VerbEdit

brail ‎(third-person singular simple present brails, present participle brailing, simple past and past participle brailed)

  1. To reef, shorten or strike sail using brails.
    • 1993: The winds blew at their own caprice and there was brailing and loosing of canvas. — Anthony Burgess, A Dead Man in Deptford

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NounEdit

brail

  1. barrel

ReferencesEdit

  • J. Poole W. Barnes, A Glossary, with Some Pieces of Verse, of the Old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy (1867)