[ UK /bˈæɹə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈbæɹəɫ, ˈbɛɹəɫ/ ]
  1. put in barrels
  1. the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold
  2. a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
  3. a cylindrical container that holds liquids
  4. a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
  5. any of various units of capacity
    a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons
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How To Use barrel In A Sentence

  • Having a smooth bore . Use of a gun barrel.
  • Jug-eared and barrel-chested, he still looks the part of the fighter.
  • The seas roiled , tossing the ships in the harbor about like toys in a rain barrel.
  • People like Momtaz Begum simply sweep up their waste and dump it into the barrel.
  • She knows I need the work so she's got me over a barrel in terms of what she pays me.
  • I used to muzzleload, had a TC Hawkin flintlock, as heavy as that barrel is it would take alot to burst it, dunno if "modern" muzzleloaders are as hefty or not, but I assume they are just for product liability reasons. Flying Ramrods and Broken Noses
  • But as the barrel swung it would push a small piston that, in return, moved the hand lever.
  • Scarcely had I managed, helped by the second mate, Aaron Northrup, to lower away half-a-dozen barrels and kegs, when all cried from the boat that they were casting off. Chapter 19
  • The powder charge and the ball and patch had to be rammed separately down the tight-fitting barrel and the pan primed with powder.
  • The barrels of the .30 calibers were stuck in the ground.
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