Bail - (Term) Glossary of Antique Terms B

Bail - (Term) The arched hooplike handle of a container, such as a pail. An arch or hoop, such as one of those used to support the top of a covered wagon. A hinged bar on a typewriter that holds the paper against the platen. The pivoting U-shaped part of a fishing reel that guides the line onto the spool during rewinding.


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