The definition of a pail is a round-shaped, handled container with a handle that is used for carrying liquids or other things.(noun)
An example of a pail is the container a child uses to carry sand on beach.
See pail in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME paile < OE pægel, small measure, wine vessel < LL pagella (dim. of L pagina, page), a small page, in VL, a measure of area, later a measure of volume: infl. by OFr paele, a pan < L patella: see patella
See pail in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English paile
Origin: , probably from Old French paele, warming pan
Origin: , perhaps from Latin patella, small pan; see paella.
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