- a large bundle or package prepared for shipping, storage, or sale, especially one tightly compressed and secured by wires, hoops, cords, or the like, and sometimes having a wrapping or covering: a bale of cotton; a bale of hay.
- a group of turtles.
- to make or form into bales: to bale wastepaper for disposal.
Origin of bale1
Examples from the Web for baler
At his command, the man took the baler and threw salt water into his face.Lost Face
I emptied my baler, holding perhaps a quart, into the ballast-bag.A Poor Man's House
Stephen Sydney Reynolds
He dipped the baler in carefully, and brought it out dripping.Blue Jackets
George Manville Fenn
Sitting down with the baler in his hand by the hole, he waited and looked about.
Sometimes he used the bucket and sometimes the baler, for water came on board fast.
- an agricultural machine for making bales of hay, etcAlso called: baling machine
- a large bundle, esp of a raw or partially processed material, bound by ropes, wires, etc, for storage or transportationbale of hay
- a large package or carton of goods
- US 500 pounds of cotton
- a group of turtles
- Australian and NZ See wool bale
- to make (hay, etc) into a bale or bales
- to put (goods) into packages or cartons
- Australian and NZ to pack and compress (wool) into wool bales
- evil; injury
- woe; suffering; pain
- a variant spelling of bail 2
- a variant spelling of bail 4
- the French name for Basle
Word Origin and History for baler
machine that makes bales, 1888, agent noun from bale (v.).
"large bundle or package," early 14c., from Old French bale "rolled-up bundle," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German balla "ball"), from Proto-Germanic *ball-, from PIE *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell" (see bole).