[bar-uh l-foo l]
- the amount that a barrel can hold.
- any large quantity: a barrelful of jokes.
Origin of barrelful
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Examples from the Web for barrelful
There ain't a dipper left in the ship, and the water pourin' in by the barrelful!The Old Tobacco Shop
To look at me you would have sworn I had swallowed a barrelful, barrel and all.On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck
R. Pitcher Woodward
I fancy it takes about a barrelful of them to make a "trade."
They had not attempted to count them, simply measured them by the barrelful.Georgina of the Rainbows
Annie Fellows Johnston
But it had no other result than to shake down a barrelful of snow-like dust.The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers
Word Origin and History for barrelful
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper