From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Pail \Pail\ (p[=a]l), noun [OE. paile, AS. p[ae]gel a wine vessel, a pail, akin to D. & G. pegel a watermark, a gauge rod, a measure of wine, Dan. p[ae]gel half a pint.] 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. --Shak.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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