the amount that a barrel can hold.
any large quantity: a barrelful of jokes.
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How to use barrelful in a sentence
I had only purchased one small basket of "Snows" when a large supply, almost a barrelful, came from a distant friend.How I Know God Answers Prayer | Rosalind Goforth
All knew that there was over a barrelful of the inflammable liquid in the tank on the upper deck.Virginia: The Old Dominion | Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
As the balls exploded, a half-barrelful of flesh and hide was shot from each, leaving two gaping holes.A Journey in Other Worlds | John Jacob Astor
Look at old Jan Domeny, he hasn't an apple-tree in his garden, and yet he made a barrelful of cider this October.Thomas Hardy's Dorset | Robert Thurston Hopkins
On this occasion the vicar brought a barrelful, which he doled out into cone biscuits all through the afternoon.Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan | Frances Halton Eva Hasell