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Definition of Barrel


  1. A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads.
  2. The quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31/ gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds.
  3. A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case; as, the barrel of a windlass; the barrel of a watch, within which the spring is coiled.
  4. A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.
  5. A jar.
  6. The hollow basal part of a feather.
  7. To put or to pack in a barrel or barrels.
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Barrel Translations

barrel in Afrikaans is buis
barrel in Dutch is ton, vat, fust
barrel in Finnish is putki
barrel in Italian is barile
barrel in Portuguese is tambor
barrel in Spanish is barril