- a pail for conveying slop in feeding livestock, especially pigs.
- a pail into which household slop is collected for disposal.
Origin of slop pail
First recorded in 1860–65
Also called slop bucket.
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Examples from the Web for slop pail
I had to hand them over to him, and he tore them up and chucked the pieces into the slop-pail.Trooper 3809
The table in overturning overset the slop-pail, and the slops went on the floor too.The American Joe Miller
Water your rose with a slop-pail when it's in bud, and you'll be asked the name of it when it's in flower.Mary's Meadow
Juliana Horatia Ewing
Under the sink should be kept a slop-pail; and, on a shelf by it, a soap-dish and two water-pails.A Treatise on Domestic Economy
Catherine Esther Beecher
For he really was deep in that slop-pail or extinct-scandal department, and had heard a great many things.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.)