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barrelful

[ bar-uhl-fool ]
/ ˈbær əlˌfʊl /
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noun, plural bar·rel·fuls.

the amount that a barrel can hold.
any large quantity: a barrelful of jokes.

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Origin of barrelful

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at barrel, -ful

usage note for barrelful

See -ful.
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