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Barrels (1)

English

Etymology

From Old French baril.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
barrel

Plural
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  1. (countable) 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. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum.
    a cracker barrel
  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 1/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons.
    Quotations
    • 1882: Again, by 28 Hen. VIII, cap. 14, it is re-enacted that the tun of wine should contain 252 gallons, a butt of Malmsey 126 gallons, a pipe 126 gallons, a tercian or puncheon 84 gallons, a hogshead 63 gallons, a tierce 41 gallons, a barrel 31.5 gallons, a rundlet 18.5 gallons. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 205.
    • 1882: 23 Hen. VIII, cap. 4... The barrel of beer is to hold 36 gallons, the kilderkin 18 gallons the firkin 9. But the barrel, kilderkin, and firkin of ale are to contain 32, 16, and 8 gallons. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 205.
  3. A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case;
    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. (obsolete) A jar. [Obs.] 1 Kings xvii. 12.
  6. (archaic) A tube.
  7. (zoology) The hollow basal part of a feather.
  8. (music) The part of a clarinet which connects the mouthpiece and upper joint, and looks rather like a barrel (1).
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A wave that breaks with a hollow compartment.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A waste receptacle.
    Throw it away in the trash barrel.
  11. The ribs and belly of a horse or pony.

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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to barrel

Third person singular
barrel

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
l

to barrel (third-person singular simple present barrel, present participle l, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. To move quickly or in an uncontrolled manner.
    He came barrelling around the corner and I almost hit him.

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Noun

barrel

  1. barrel (units of measure).
Ber barrel neft 41 dollar = One barrel of oil 41 dollar [1].

Declension

Nominative
barrel
Genitive
barrelnıñ
Dative
barrelga
Accusative
barrelnı
Locative
barrelda
Ablative
barreldan

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