Noun. A U-shaped handle (such as a pail's bail) or retaining bracket. Sometimes used synonymously with yoke.

Verb. To remove (bail water from a sinking boat) or release (bail the arrested stagehand out of jail).

Do not confuse with bale. See also baling wire (correct) and bailing wire (incorrect).

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