[ dreyl ]
/ dreɪl /
a hook with a lead-covered shank used in trolling.
verb (used without object)
to fish by trolling with a drail.
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Example sentences from the Web for drail
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
British Dictionary definitions for drail
/ (dreɪl) angling /
a weighted hook used in trolling
(intr) to fish with a drail
Word Origin for drail
C16: apparently from trail, influenced by draw
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