verb (used with object)
- to gather or haul in (a sail) by means of brails (usually followed by up).
- to transfer (fish) from a net to the hold of a ship.
- braided stream,
- braille, louis,
Origin of brail
Examples from the Web for brail
Well, has not Mr Brail told you you might stay if you choose?The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. I of 2)|Michael Scott
Miss Brail did not have the heart to answer the question truthfully.
They were young women of her own age, and Miss Brail presided.
He had taken his mother to Brail once, and she had been much pleased with the village.Lover or Friend|Rosa Nouchette Carey
He held the sheet in his hand, as the little craft came up under the lee-quarter of the brig, while Jack stood by the brail.Jack Tier or The Florida Reef|James Fenimore Cooper
Word Origin for brail
small rope used on ships, mid-15c., from Old French brail, earlier braiel "belt, leather thong," from Latin bracale "waistbelt," from bracæ "breeches" (plural, see breeches).