a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
the quantity contained in a pail
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.
(In technical use) A closed (covered) cylindrical shipping container.
A company of wasps.
Origin: payle 'wooden container', from pæġel 'wine vessel, container for liquids, pail; liquid measure', from pagilaz 'peg, rake' (compare / pegel 'half pint', pægel 'id.'), diminutive of *pag-. More at peg.
a vessel of wood or tin, etc., usually cylindrical and having a bail, -- used esp. for carrying liquids, as water or milk, etc.; a bucket. It may, or may not, have a cover
Origin: [OE. paile, AS. pgel a wine vessel, a pail, akin to D. & G. pegel a watermark, a gauge rod, a measure of wine, Dan. pgel half a pint.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pāl, n. an open vessel of wood, &c., for holding or carrying liquids.—n. Pail′ful, as much as fills a pail. [O. Fr. paile, paele—L. patella, a pan, dim. of patera—patēre, to be open.]
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The numerical value of pail in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of pail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
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