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drail

[dreyl] /dreɪl/ Angling.
noun
1.
a hook with a lead-covered shank used in trolling.
verb (used without object)
2.
to fish by trolling with a drail.
Origin of drail
1625-1635
1625-35; Americanism; special use of obsolete English, Middle English drail to drag along, apparently alteration of trail under influence of drag, draw, etc.
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drail

/dreɪl/
noun
1.
a weighted hook used in trolling
verb
2.
(intransitive) to fish with a drail
Word Origin
C16: apparently from trail, influenced by draw
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