Adjective "Barrel" Definition and Examples




    1. a cylindrical wooden container with slightly bulging sides made of staves hooped together, and with flat, parallel ends.

    2. the quantity that such a vessel of some standard size can hold: for most liquids, 31½ U.S. gallons (119 L); for petroleum, 42 U.S. gallons (159 L); for dry materials, 105 U.S. dry quarts (115 L).Abbreviation:bbl.

    3. any large quantity: a barrel of fun.

    4. any container, case, or part similar to a wooden barrel in form.

    5. Ordnance. the tube of a gun.


    "shotguns can be barrel."

    "bys can be barrel."

    "bolts can be barrel."