Definition of “bale” - English Dictionary

“bale” in American English

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balenoun [ C ]

us /beɪl/

a large amount of something such as hay (= dry grass), paper, wool, or cloth that has been tied tightly together

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“bale” in Business English

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balenoun [ C ]

uk /beɪl/ us

a large amount of something such as paper, wool, or cloth that has been tied tightly together:

A bale of alfalfa that usually would sell for about $3.50 could cost as much as $10 this year.
a bale of cotton

baleverb [ T ]

uk /beɪl/ us

to tie up something tightly into bales:

The hay must be baled, and stacked as quickly as possible.

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(Definition of “bale” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)