1. [ noun ] (arms) a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
Synonyms: gun_barrel
Related terms: tube gun
2. [ noun ] a cylindrical container that holds liquids
Synonyms: cask
Related terms: vessel tun butt beer_barrel wine_cask keg pickle_barrel shook hogshead hoop tap stave bung breech
3. [ noun ] a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
Synonyms: drum
Related terms: cylinder
4. [ noun ] the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold
Synonyms: barrelful
Related terms: containerful
5. [ verb ] put in barrels
Related terms: situate put
6. [ noun ] any of various units of capacity
Synonyms: bbl

"a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons"

Related terms: British_capacity_unit United_States_liquid_unit hogshead gallon gallon
Similar spelling:   Barrell