See also: pa'il
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”).
pail (plural pails)
- 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).
- Synonym: bucket
- The milkmaid carried a pail of milk in each hand.
- (In technical use) A closed (covered) cylindrical shipping container.
bucket — see bucket