pail

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pail

[pāl]
(design engineering)
A cylindrical or slightly tapered container.
References in classic literature ?
As he could not lift the whole pailful of water at once, he fetched a milk jug, and ladled quarts of water into the pail by degrees.
He ran round behind the house, intending to undo the rope in order to let fall the pailful of water upon Tommy Brock--
The head disappeared with a bang, and a heavy splash and patter of drops swept past the closed door as if a pailful of melted lead had been flung against the house.