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brail (n.)

small rope used on ships, mid-15c., from Old French brail, earlier braiel "belt, leather thong" (in falconry), from Latin bracale "waistbelt," from bracæ "breeches" (plural, see breeches).

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Definitions of brail from WordNet

brail (v.)
take in a sail with a brail;
brail (v.)
haul fish aboard with brails;
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