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bale

bale

 
pronunciation:
beIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a large, tightly packed bundle usu. tied with cord or wire.
The field was dotted with bales of hay.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: baled, bales, baling
definition: to pack and secure (something) in bales.
They were baling cotton on that hot day.
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derivation: baler (n.)
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Are you looking for the word bail? Bale and bail sound alike but have different meanings.
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  • baler:
    a machine that makes bales.