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bail + -er
bailer (plural bailers)
- one who bails or lades.
- a utensil, as a bucket or cup, used in bailing; a machine for bailing water out of a pit.
- 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1943, Chapter IV, p. 50, 
- […] he had them help him fashion a mast from the sweep and attach wire stays to it and tear the jib to the shape he desired and make a bailer from canvas and wire and bent wood.
1941, Emily Carr, chapter 10, in Klee Wyck:
- Two bits was the top price that old Jenny knew. She asked two bits for everything she had to sell, were it canoe-bailer, eagle's wing, cedar-bark basket or woven mat.
- (law) Alternative form of bailor