Associations to the word «Barrel»


BARREL, noun. (countable) 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.
BARREL, noun. 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 ½ gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.
BARREL, noun. A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case;
BARREL, noun. A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.
BARREL, noun. (archaic) A tube.
BARREL, noun. (zoology) The hollow basal part of a feather.
BARREL, noun. (music) The part of a clarinet which connects the mouthpiece and upper joint, and looks rather like a barrel (1).
BARREL, noun. (surfing) A wave that breaks with a hollow compartment.
BARREL, noun. (US) (specifically New England) A waste receptacle.
BARREL, noun. The ribs and belly of a horse or pony.
BARREL, noun. (obsolete) A jar.
BARREL, noun. (biology) Any of the dark-staining regions in the somatosensory cortex of rodents, etc., where somatosensory inputs from the contralateral side of the body come in from the thalamus.
BARREL, verb. (transitive) To put or to pack in a barrel or barrels.
BARREL, verb. (intransitive) To move quickly or in an uncontrolled manner.
BARREL BULK, noun. A measure equal to five cubic feet, used in estimating capacity, as of a vessel for freight.
BARREL CACTUS, noun. Any cactus with an approximately barrel-like shape.
BARREL CHEST, noun. A large, somewhat misshapen chest; sometimes associated with emphysema
BARREL CHILD, noun. A child in a developing country whose parents have found employment abroad. The stereotype is one of relative financial well-being, but emotional detachment from the parents.
BARREL CHILDREN, noun. Plural of barrel child
BARREL DRUM, noun. (musical instrument) A drum (membranophone) with a shape that bulges in the middle, forming a barrel-like appearance, usually very large and made of wood with a one-headed and open-bottomed body.
BARREL DRUMS, noun. Plural of barrel drum
BARREL FEVER, noun. Intoxication or illness from intemperance in drink
BARREL HEAD, noun. Alternative form of barrelhead
BARREL NUT, noun. An internally threaded screw having a slotted head.
BARREL NUT CONNECTOR, noun. A cylindrical push-and-twist connector for connecting thin co-axial cable
BARREL NUT CONNECTORS, noun. Plural of barrel nut connector
BARREL NUTS, noun. Plural of barrel nut
BARREL OF LAUGHS, noun. (idiomatic) That which is enjoyable or entertaining.
BARREL OF LAUGHS, noun. (idiomatic) That which is immature, embarrassing, or disgraceful.
BARREL OF LAUGHS, noun. A toy in the shape of a barrel that emits sounds of laughter.
BARREL OF MONKEYS, noun. (idiomatic) Something very funny or amusing.
BARREL ORGAN, noun. A musical instrument in which air from a bellows is admitted to a set of pipes by means of pins inserted into a revolving barrel.
BARREL ORGANIST, noun. Someone who plays a barrel organ.
BARREL ORGANS, noun. Plural of barrel organ
BARREL PROCESS, proper noun. (metalworking) A process of extracting gold or silver by treating the ore in a revolving barrel or drum, with mercury, chlorine, cyanide solution, or other reagent.
BARREL RACE, noun. A race (contest) in which a horse must be ridden around standing barrels.
BARREL RACE, verb. To ride a horse around standing barrels in a race.
BARREL RACED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of barrel race
BARREL RACER, noun. One who barrel races.
BARREL RACERS, noun. Plural of barrel racer
BARREL RACES, noun. Plural of barrel race
BARREL RACES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of barrel race
BARREL RACING, verb. Present participle of barrel race
BARREL ROLL, noun. An aerobatic flying maneuver in which the pilot causes the airplane to complete one loop in the same time that the airplane completes one roll, creating the appearance that the airplane is riding on the inside of a cylinder.
BARREL ROLL, noun. A movement (usually during a car crash) where a car flips on its roof, then falls back on its wheels after doing at least one full 360° horizontal rotation.
BARREL ROLLS, noun. Plural of barrel roll
BARREL ROOF, noun. (architecture) A roof having a semicircular cross section; used to span large distances in railway stations etc
BARREL ROOFS, noun. Plural of barrel roof
BARREL SHROUD, noun. A ventilated covering for the barrel of a firearm that prevents accidental burns to the operators
BARREL SPONGE, noun. A large, brown sponge, Xestospongia testudinaria, from the waters of Australia and the Indian Ocean
BARREL VAULT, noun. (architecture) A simple roof having a curved, often semicircular cross section; used to span large distances in railway stations, churches, etc. Usually supported on columns.
BARREL VAULT, noun. (roofing) A building profile featuring a rounded profile to the roof on the short axis, but with no angle change on a cut along the long axis.
BARREL VAULTS, noun. Plural of barrel vault

Dictionary definition

BARREL, noun. A tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired.
BARREL, noun. A cylindrical container that holds liquids.
BARREL, noun. A bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends.
BARREL, noun. The quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold.
BARREL, noun. Any of various units of capacity; "a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons".
BARREL, verb. Put in barrels.

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