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Meaning of BARREL

Pronunciation:  'barul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a cylindrical container that holds liquids
  2. [n]  a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
  3. [n]  any of various units of capacity; "a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons"
  4. [n]  the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold
  5. [n]  a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
  6. [v]  put in barrels
 

BARREL is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: barrelful, bbl, cask, drum, gun barrel
 
 See Also: beer barrel, beer keg, breech, British capacity unit, bung, butt, congius, containerful, cylinder, gal, gallon, gun, hogshead, hogshead, hoop, Imperial capacity unit, Imperial gallon, keg, lag, lay, pickle barrel, place, pose, position, put, rear of barrel, rear of tube, ring, set, shook, spigot, spile, stave, tap, tube, tubing, tun, United States liquid unit, vessel, wine barrel, wine cask

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bar"rel\ (b[a^]r"r[e^]l), n.[OE. barel, F. baril, prob.
    fr. barre bar. Cf. {Barricade}.]
    1. 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.
    
    2. 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 311/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196
       pounds.
    
    3. 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.
    
    
    
    4. A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is
       discharged. --Knight.
    
    5. A jar. [Obs.] --1 Kings xvii. 12.
    
    6. (Zo["o]l.) The hollow basal part of a feather.
    
    {Barrel bulk} (Com.), a measure equal to five cubic feet,
       used in estimating capacity, as of a vessel for freight.
    
    
    {Barrel drain} (Arch.), a drain in the form of a cylindrical
       tube.
    
    {Barrel of a boiler}, the cylindrical part of a boiler,
       containing the flues.
    
    {Barrel of the ear} (Anat.), the tympanum, or tympanic
       cavity.
    
    {Barrel organ}, an instrument for producing music by the
       action of a revolving cylinder.
    
    {Barrel vault}. See under {Vault}.
    
    
  2. \Bar"rel\ (b[a^]r"r[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Barreled}
    (-r[e^]ld), or {Barrelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Barreling}, or
    {Barrelling}.]
    To put or to pack in a barrel or barrels.
    
    
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

a vessel used for keeping flour (1 Kings 17:12, 14, 16). The same word (cad) so rendered is also translated "pitcher," a vessel for carrying water (Gen. 24:14; Judg. 7:16).

 
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