Definitions of barrel

  1. To put or to pack in a barrel or barrels.
  2. To put in a barrel.
  3. To put into a barrel.
  4. To put or pack in a barrel.
  5. To pack in a barrel. The barrel of the ear, a cavity behind the tympanum.
  6. To pack or put into a barrel.
  7. Barreling.
  8. the quantity that a barrel ( of any size) will hold
  9. 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.
  10. A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.
  11. A jar.
  12. The hollow basal part of a feather.
  13. 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.
  14. A round, bulging cask, of greater length than breadth, and having flat ends or heads; the quantity which a barrel should contain; anything like a barrel in shape; the tube of a firearm; a drum or cylinder.
  15. A round wooden vessel made of bars or staves: the quantity which such a vessel contains: anything long and hollow, as the barrel of a gun.
  16. A cylindrical vessel made of staves; anything long and hollow.
  17. A round vessel, made with staves and hoops, about 31 inches high.
  18. As much as a barrel will hold.
  19. Something like a barrel, as the tube of a firearm, the body of an animal, etc.
  20. A round oblong vessel, bulging in the middle, built of staves or bars, girt with hoops, and closed at both ends; the quantity which a barrel should contain; anything hollow and long, as the barrel of a gun; a cylinder about which anything is wound.
  21. Barreled.
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