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
Examples from the Web for bbl
Historical Examples of bbl
I want some writing paper and ink powder or ink, and wish the Society (Richmond) would send me a bbl.
At these prices, and assuming that a cubic yard of concrete of the mixture above described would contain about 1.25 bbl.Concrete Construction
Halbert P. Gillette
Left James river for Jamaica on June 25, with 4000 staves, 487 bbl.Some Notes on Shipbuilding and Shipping in Colonial Virginia
Cerinda W. Evans
The total quantity of grout used on the work was equivalent in set volume to 249,647 bbl.Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910
James H. Brace, Francis Mason and S. H. Woodard
The mill proper has three storage wings, and contains three mills, each with a daily capacity of 1,000 bbl.North Dakota
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).