Definition Of vail

a town in northern Colorado, a noted ski resort; population 4,768 (est. 2008).

take off or lower (one's hat or crown) as a token of respect or submission.

Turning himself towards the noblemen that sat on a form placed before the scaffold, he vailed his hat.

Example Of vail

  • Vailing his cap, like them, to the Queen's representatives, he covered himself when he looked at the Pope's delegate.

  • He vailed his bonnet to no one but a judge.

  • Turning himself towards the noblemen that sat on a form placed before the scaffold, he vailed his hat.