verb (used with object), bar·reled, bar·rel·ing or (especially British) bar·relled, bar·rel·ling.
verb (used without object), bar·reled, bar·rel·ing or (especially British) bar·relled, bar·rel·ling.
Origin of barrel
Related Words for barrelpipe, cylinder, drum, cask, keg, hogshead, butt, vessel, receptacle, vat, firkin, tun, tub
Examples from the Web for barrel
Contemporary Examples of barrel
That clear spirit is what goes into every barrel of The Macallan.
And for Scotch in particular—which can spend decades in the barrel—wood is critical to the finished spirit.
Gelhaus proceeded to fire eight shots at Gonzalez, striking him seven times, when he said Gonzalez raised the barrel.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls
December 4, 2014
On his knees, he pulls out a gun and places the barrel inside his mouth.The Walking Dead’s ‘Self Help’: A Grim Show Displays Its Comedy Streak, and A Major Reveal
November 10, 2014
There were a lot of folks begging us to confront the Assad regime or at least create a no fly zone and stop the barrel bombs.Exclusive: America’s Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes
September 30, 2014
Historical Examples of barrel
He gave the writer of the note sixpence and a barrel pen for his trouble.The Story of the Invention of Steel Pens
A barrel may sound hollow, but not a bird--this wiseacre acquaints us.De Libris: Prose and Verse
And at extreme ranges, the forward one-third of the barrel is the point of aim.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
The barrel of beer is in the corner but it is sacred as the honour of the regiment!Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
One could see the negro now; he sat on a barrel at the end of the room.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
verb -rels, -relling or -relled or US -rels, -reling or -reled
Word Origin for barrel
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.
see both barrels; bottom of the barrel; cash on the barrelhead; like shooting fish in a barrel; lock, stock, and barrel; more fun than a barrel of monkeys; over a barrel; pork barrel; rotten apple (spoils the barrel).