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  • noun
    The temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial, sometimes on condition that a sum of money be lodged to guarantee their appearance in court. (he has been released on bail)
  • noun
    A bar on a typewriter or computer printer that holds the paper steady. (The bail arm on this printer raises whilst the machine is printing.)
    A fastening that secures a crampon to the sole of a boot. (If you are using the bail rings, you'll want to sew a loop in each end of the strap.)
    A bar or pole separating horses in an open stable. (These rugged buckets feature a reinforced bail attachment.)
    An arched handle, such as on a bucket or a teapot. (drawers fitted with brass bail handles)
    Either of the two crosspieces bridging the stumps, which the bowler and fielders try to dislodge with the ball to get the batsman out. (The globe is presented in the form of a stylised cricket ball while the columns, styled as stumps and bails, represent the three essential pillars of the game - batting, bowling and fielding.)
  • verb
    Scoop water out of a boat or ship. (when we started bailing, the boat was filled with water)
    Abandon a commitment, obligation, or activity.


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