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.
- barred i,
- barred owl,
- barred spiral galaxy,
- barrel bolt,
- barrel cactus,
- barrel chair,
- barrel chest,
- barrel cuff
Origin of barrel
Examples from the Web for 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|Emily Shire|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Melissa Leon|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Josh Rogin|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One barrel of cement would joint about 300 sections of pipe.Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
Bore small holes in the bottom of a barrel, place four bricks around, and fill the barrel with ashes.The American Frugal Housewife|Lydia M. Child
Pack the roasting pieces, which you do not want soon, in a barrel of snow, and set it where it will not melt.The Young Housekeeper's Friend|Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
They were short of provisions, and we gave them a barrel of ship-bread, and seventy pounds of beef.Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)|Maria R. Audubon
After a brief pause it was rapidly wound in on the barrel of the windlass.Bloom of Cactus|Robert Ames Bennet
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).