bail — bale
[‘bail’ has the same sound as ‘bale’ that rhymes with “pale”]
(a) ‘the money or some personal guarantee left with a court of law so that a prisoner may be set free until he or she is tried in the court of law’,
(b) ‘(in the game of cricket) one of the two small pieces of wood kept on the top of stumps’,
(c) ‘a container used to remove water from a boat’,
I stood bail for the release of my friend who was arrested on charges of murder.
“Bale” is ‘a large mass of goods or material tied tightly’,
Several bales of cloth were damaged in the fire accident.
A shipload of cotton bales is ready to be exported to Japan.
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