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FRAIL, adjective [Latin fragilis, or from a different root.]

1. Weak; infirm; liable to fail and decay; subject to casualties; easily destroyed; perishable; not firm or durable.

That I may know how frail I am. Psalms 39:4.

2. Weak in mind or resolution; liable to error deception.

Man is frail and prone to evil.

3. Weak; easily broken or overset; as a frail bark.

FRAIL, noun

1. A basket made of rushes.

2. A rush for weaving baskets.

3. A certain quantity of raisins, about 75 pounds.