Bud goes for maximum extraction: he keeps his weed wine in barrel for nine months before bottling it.
As you can see on your screens, this young soldier is trying to strangle me with the barrel of his carbine.
I want to be inside the barrel, bounced blind over the cliff.
This is no isolated incident, no "one rotten apple in the barrel."
It is a view that suggests, to paraphrase Mao, that justice grows out of the barrel of a gun.
On the island thus formed the barrel and some coal-bags floated about in the channel.
The other barrel had a ball in it, with which a man was killed.
In one of the huts was discovered the barrel of a carbine and percussion lock.
He soon brought to the surface, and rolled on the grass a barrel of brandy.
He received a summons to appear before the president, who said: "Sir, I am informed that you have a barrel of ale in your room."
c.1300, from Old French baril (12c.) "barrel, cask, vat," with cognates in all Romance languages (e.g. Italian barile, Spanish barril), but origin uncertain; perhaps from Gaulish, perhaps somehow related to bar (n.1). Meaning "metal tube of a gun" is from 1640s. Barrel roll in aeronautics is from 1927.
mid-15c., "to put in barrels," from barrel (n.). Meaning "to move quickly" is 1930, American English slang, perhaps suggestive of a rolling barrel. Related: Barreled; barreling.