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barrel

bar·rel

barrel

 
pronunciation:
bae rl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
over a barrel
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cylindrical vessel with a flat top and bottom, often made of wood staves hooped together and having bulging sides.
similar words:
cask
definition 2: the quantity that such a vessel can hold, used as a unit of capacity, varying from thirty-one to forty-two gallons in the United States. (abbr.: bbl.)
similar words:
cask
definition 3: any of various cylindrical parts, such as the shaft of a gun.
definition 4: (sometimes pl.) a large quantity; much.
phrase: over a barrel
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: barreled, barreling, barrels
definition: to pack into a barrel.
similar words:
cask
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to move very fast.
similar words:
bowl, hurtle
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