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A pail (def 1)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English payle (wooden container), of uncertain origin.

Possibly from Old English pæġel (wine vessel, container for liquids, pail; liquid measure), from Proto-Germanic *pagilaz, equivalent to peg +‎ -le. Compare Middle Dutch pegel (half-pint), Danish pægl (half-pint).

Alternatively from Old French paielle (pan, cooking vessel, liquid measure), from Latin patella (shallow dish).

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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.

NounEdit

pail m

  1. (body) hair

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