The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bail \Bail\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bailed (b[=a]ld); p. pr. &
vb. n. Bailing.]
1. To lade; to dip and throw; -- usually with out; as, to
bail water out of a boat.
Buckets . . . to bail out the water. --Capt. J.
2. To dip or lade water from; -- often with out to express
completeness; as, to bail a boat.
By the help of a small bucket and our hats we bailed
her out. --R. H. Dana,