Definition of drail in English:

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Pronunciation: /dreɪl/


A fish hook and line weighted with lead for dragging below the surface of the water.
Example sentences
  • I clinch knot a 3oz. drail to my 25lb line.
  • The only variation to this rig might be an increase or a decrease in drail weight to match the current conditions and water depth.


Late 16th century (denoting part of a plough): from the obsolete verb drail, an alteration of trail.

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