Barrel is defined as a container that resembles a drum which has curved sides and a circular bottom and top.(noun)
An example of a barrel is a wooden cask for aging wine.
Barrel means to move very quickly and often in a dangerous way.(verb)
An example of barrel is a car that is rolling down a hill with brakes that don't work.
The definition of a barrel is a unit measurement used in certain industries to signify how much material can be held inside a large round container.(noun)
An example of a barrel is 31 gallons of oil in the United States.
See barrel in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME barel < OFr baril < ML barillus < ?
See barrel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English barel
Origin: , from Old French baril.
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