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Definition of pailful noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pailful

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpeɪlfʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪlfʊl//
 
(North American English or old-fashioned)
 
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= bucket (3) Word Origin Middle English: origin uncertain; compare with Old English pægel ‘gill, small measure’ and Old French paelle ‘pan, liquid measure, brazier’.
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