Adjective "Barrelled" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Barrelled


    Definition:

    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.

    Origin:
    barrel

    Examples:

    "people can be barrelled out of minds."

    "weapons can be barrelled."

    "shotguns can be barrelled."

    "towns can be barrelled."

    "structures can be barrelled."

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