The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Entail \En*tail"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entailed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Entailing.] [OE. entailen to carve, OF. entailler. See
1. To settle or fix inalienably on a person or thing, or on a
person and his descendants or a certain line of
descendants; -- said especially of an estate; to bestow as
Allowing them to entail their estates. --Hume.
I here entail
The crown to thee and to thine heirs forever.
2. To appoint hereditary possessor. [Obs.]
To entail him and his heirs unto the crown. --Shak.
3. To cut or carve in an ornamental way. [Obs.]
Entailed with curious antics. --Spenser.