slop pail

  1. a pail for conveying slop in feeding livestock, especially pigs.

  2. a pail into which household slop is collected for disposal.

Origin of slop pail

First recorded in 1860–65

Words Nearby slop pail Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use slop pail in a sentence

  • First, the aforesaid emptying of the critical slop-pail on Coleridge.

    Life of John Keats | Sidney Colvin
  • And now that slop-pail in which the cigarette ends were swimming looked incredibly disgusting.

  • He used to forget to empty the chief's slop-pail, and the water would overflow the cabin.

    Shandygaff | Christopher Morley
  • Hanging awkwardly from a nail in the wall, a slop pail of enamelled iron.

  • This is convenient, as the whole of the ground beneath the house can thus be used as a slop-pail, waste-basket, and rubbish heap.

    In Court and Kampong | Hugh Clifford