Definition of pailful in US English:


nounPlural pailfuls

  • See pail

    • ‘Each pailful, each drop, was another show, another plot twist, another build-up to the climax.’
    • ‘A pailful, containing four gallons, may be purified by a single teaspoonful of the alum.’
    • ‘Buying coal by the pailful in the great east side tenement district has always been the custom, and probably always will be.’