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barrel, gun barrelnoun
a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
a cylindrical container that holds liquids
a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold
any of various units of capacity
"a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons"
put in barrels
A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum.
a cracker barrel
The quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 1/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.
A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case;
the barrel of a windlass; the barrel of a watch, within which the spring is coiled.
A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.
A jar. 1 Kings xvii. 12.
The hollow basal part of a feather.
The part of a clarinet which connects the mouthpiece and upper joint, and looks rather like a barrel (1).
A wave that breaks with a hollow compartment.
To move quickly or in an uncontrolled manner.
He came barrelling around the corner and I almost hit him.
A waste receptacle.
Throw it away in the trash barrel.
The ribs and belly of a horse or pony.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: baril, Welch.
It hath been observed by one of the ancients, that an empty barrel knocked upon with the finger, giveth a diapason to the sound of the like barrel full. Francis Bacon, Nat. History, №. 186.
Trembling to approach
The little barrel, which he fears to broach. John Dryden, Persius.
Several colleges, instead of limiting their rents to a certain sum, prevailed with their tenants to pay the price of so many barrels of corn, as the market went. Jonathan Swift.
Take the barrel of a long gun perfectly bored, set it upright with the breech upon the ground, and take a bullet exactly fit for it; then if you suck at the mouth of the barrel ever so gently, the bullet will come up so forcibly, that it will hazard the striking out your teeth. Kenelm Digby, on Bodies.
Your string and bow must be accommodated to your drill; if too weak, it will not carry about the barrel. Joseph Moxon, Mechanical Exercises.
To put any thing in a barrel for preservation.
Etymology: from the noun.
I would have their beef beforehand barrelled, which may be used as it is needed. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.
Barrel up earth, and sow some seed in it, and put it on the bottom of a pond. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 531.
Balloon Array for Radiation-belt Relativistic Electron Losses (BARREL, sometimes called Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses) was a NASA mission operated out of Dartmouth College that worked with the Van Allen Probes mission (formerly known as the Radiation Belt Storm Probes, or RBSP, mission). The BARREL project launched a series of high-altitude balloons during four science campaigns: January–February 2013 in Antarctica, December 2013–February 2014 in Antarctica, August 2015 in Sweden, and August 2016 in Sweden. Unlike the football-field-sized balloons typically launched at the Poles, these were each just 27 meters (90 ft) in diameter.The last balloon was launched August 30, 2016. During the BARREL program, a total of 45 balloon payloads were built, and eight test flights and 55 science flights were carried out.
a round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads
the quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31/ gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds
a solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case; as, the barrel of a windlass; the barrel of a watch, within which the spring is coiled
a metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged
the hollow basal part of a feather
to put or to pack in a barrel or barrels
A barrel, cask, or tun is a hollow cylindrical container, traditionally made of wooden staves bound by wooden or metal hoops. Traditionally, the barrel was a standard size of measure referring to a set capacity or weight of a given commodity. For example, in the UK a barrel of beer refers to a quantity of 36 imperial gallons. Wine was shipped in barrels of 119 litres. A small barrel is called a keg. Modern wooden barrels for wine-making are either made of French common oak and white oak or from American white oak and have typically these standard sizes: "Bordeaux type" 225 litres and "Cognac type" 300 litres. Modern barrels and casks can also be made of aluminum, stainless steel, and different types of plastic, such as HDPE. Someone who makes barrels is called a "barrel maker" or cooper. Barrels are only one type of cooperage. Other types include, but are not limited to: buckets, tubs, butter churns, hogsheads, firkins, kegs, kilderkins, tierces, rundlets, puncheons, pipes, tuns, butts, pins, and breakers. Barrels have a variety of uses, including storage of liquids such as water and oil, fermenting wine, arrack and sake, and maturing beverages such as wine, cognac, armagnac, sherry, port, whiskey and beer.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bar′el, n. a cylindrical wooden vessel made of curved staves bound with hoops: the quantity which such a vessel contains (36 imperial gallons of ale and beer): a certain weight or quantity of other goods usually sold in casks called barrels: anything long and hollow, as the barrel of a gun, or cylindrical and barrel-shaped.—v.t. to put in a barrel.—n. Bar′rel-bulk, a measurement of five cubic feet.—p.adj. Bar′relled, having a barrel or barrels: placed in a barrel.—ns. Bar′rel-or′gan, an organ in which the music is produced by a barrel or cylinder set with pins, the revolution of which opens the key-valves and produces the music; Barrel-vault, a vault with a simple semi-cylindrical roof.—adj. Bar′rel-vault′ed. [Fr. baril (Sp. barril, It. barile)—Low L. barile, barillus, possibly from barra, bar.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A cylindrical vessel for holding both liquid and dry goods. Also, a commercial measure of 31-1/2 gallons.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A round vessel or cask, of more length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves and headings and bound with hoops. Powder-barrels are made to contain 100 pounds each, the barrels being large enough to allow sufficient space for the powder to move when rolled, to prevent its caking. Also any hollow cylinder or tube, as the barrel of a gun. See Fire-barrel.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'barrel' in Nouns Frequency: #2383
The numerical value of barrel in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of barrel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of barrel in a Sentence
As soon as oil rises to $40-50 per barrel, it will give a signal to light tight oil producers (to ramp up).
The next quarter is going to be particularly tough as we go from a high-demand to a low-demand quarter, can you rule out $20 per barrel? No, you can’t.
There's no reason for a freeze when oil is at $50 a barrel. If oil prices move back to $35 a barrel there'll be rhetoric and action for an output cap; at $50 a barrel there'll just be rhetoric.
With oil prices at $ 115 a barrel, it's very uncomfortable.
A rise through $70 should trigger more systematic buying and see it advance to $71.50 a barrel quite quickly.
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Translations for barrel
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ду́ло, ка́ца, барел, цев, бъ̀чва, бу́реBulgarian
- bóta, quart, canóCatalan, Valencian
- bečka, hlaveň, barel, sudCzech
- Fass, Barrel, Tonne, LaufGerman
- κάννη, βαρέλιGreek
- tonel, cañón, caño, barrilSpanish
- piippu, putki, tynnyriFinnish
- barrique, barillet, baril, tonneau, canonFrench
- barailleScottish Gaelic
- קנה, חָבִיתHebrew
- tunna, baula, byssuhlaup, hlaupIcelandic
- barile, botteItalian
- 樽, 銃身, バレルJapanese
- ლულა, კასრიGeorgian
- FaassLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ton, vatDutch
- tønne, tunne, pipe, løp, laupNorwegian Nynorsk
- tønne, pipe, løpNorwegian
- cano, barril, tonelPortuguese
- bute, butoiRomanian
- баррель, бо́чка, бочо́нок, стволRussian
- bȁčva, бачваSerbo-Croatian
- nòng, [[thùng]] [[rượu]], [[thùng]] [[tonneau]], thùng rượuVietnamese
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