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 barrelingspeedy, fly, shoot, rush, travel, dash, race, jog, sprint, run, zip, charge, dispatch, barrel, press, bolt, break, scurry, push, hustle
Examples from the Web for barreling
Contemporary Examples of barreling
He ran like he was barreling down the stairs and he struggled to climb the 15-foot-tall drum riser.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks.
September 10, 2014
Twenty minutes later, U.S. striker Jozy Altidore was barreling down the left sideline at top speed in pursuit of the ball.Will Jozy Altidore Be Team USA’s World Cup Savior vs. Belgium?
July 1, 2014
Historical Examples of barreling
The mail, we read, was kept bright by barreling, but does not appear to have presented much scope for decoration.Armour in England
J. Starkie Gardner
For packing, salting, and barreling beef, this city gives place to no other in Europe.
Among these the subject of pickling and barreling is thoroughly treated, renewing pork brine; care of barrels, etc.Home Pork Making
A. W. Fulton
These bold adventurers made use of the land in the New World only for drying, salting and barreling their fish.The Bounty of the Chesapeake
By this method the apples are sorted both at the picking and barreling time.
verb -rels, -relling or -relled or US -rels, -reling or -reled
Word Origin for barrel
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.
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.
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).