A bucket or scoop used in bailing water out of a boat.
To lade; to dip and throw; -- usually with out; as, to bail water out of a boat.
To dip or lade water from; -- often with out to express completeness; as, to bail a boat.
To deliver; to release.
To set free, or deliver from arrest, or out of custody, on the undertaking of some other person or persons that he or they will be responsible for the appearance, at a certain day and place, of the person bailed.
To deliver, as goods in trust, for some special object or purpose, upon a contract, expressed or implied, that the trust shall be faithfully executed on the part of the bailee, or person intrusted; as, to bail cloth to a tailor to be made into a garment; to bail goods to a carrier.
The person or persons who procure the release of a prisoner from the custody of the officer, or from imprisonment, by becoming surely for his appearance in court.
The security given for the appearance of a prisoner in order to obtain his release from custody of the officer; as, the man is out on bail; to go bail for any one.
The arched handle of a kettle, pail, or similar vessel, usually movable.
A half hoop for supporting the cover of a carrier's wagon, awning of a boat, etc.
A line of palisades serving as an exterior defense.
The outer wall of a feudal castle. Hence: The space inclosed by it; the outer court.
A certain limit within a forest.
A division for the stalls of an open stable.
The top or cross piece ( or either of the two cross pieces) of the wicket.