- a hook with a lead-covered shank used in trolling.
- to fish by trolling with a drail.
Origin of drail
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And he was as good as his threat: I saw the drail skipping on the top of the wave as my line came in empty.Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast
Samuel Adams Drake
- a weighted hook used in trolling
- (intr) to fish with a drail
C16: apparently from trail, influenced by draw