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 barrelling
But then after three weeks or a months barrelling, you must bottle it.The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened|Kenelm Digby
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).