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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 brail /ˈbre(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brail n.
 1. Falconry A thong of soft leather to bind up a hawk's wing.
 2. pl. Naut. Ropes passing through pulleys, and used to haul in or up the leeches, bottoms, or corners of sails, preparatory to furling.
 3. A stock at each end of a seine to keep it stretched.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brail, v. t. Naut. To haul up by the brails; -- used with up; as, to brail up a sail.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a small net used to draw fish into a boat
      2: a small rope (one of several) used to draw a sail in
      v 1: take in a sail with a brail
      2: haul fish aboard with brails