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  • EN [ ˈbærəl]
  • US [ ˈbærəl]

English definition


  • 1. a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired

  • 2. a cylindrical container that holds liquids

  • 3. a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends

  • 4. the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold

  • 5. any of various units of capacity;

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


  • 1. put in barrels

Example sentences

  • Brent futures hit $ 57.65 a barrel, the highest since the contract was introduced in 1988.

  • You control device by rotating knobs along the barrel.

  • Record oil prices edged closer to $ 100 a barrel amid expectations of declining U.S. supplies.

  • This barrel holds 25 litres.

  • He had a fanciful idea about crossing the Pacific in a barrel.

  • Barrel looked at me roughly, his lips pushed out.

  • Drain off the rest of the wine from this barrel.

  • Pulling his rifle to his shoulder he squinted along the barrel.

  • They're charging an exorbitant price for fixing the car, but they've got us over a barrel because we can't do without it.

  • The barrel would hold 100 litres.

  • They rolled the barrel along the road.

  • I drew off three pints of beer from the barrel.

  • The barrel of gunpowder blew up with a terrible noise.

  • The man rolled the barrel into the yard.

  • The children were invited to dip their hands into the barrel for a present.

  • Use this wad of cloth to plug the barrel.

  • Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

  • A barrel swells in the middle.

  • a barrel bound with iron hoops

  • a barrel for collecting rainwater

  • The suppers are always a barrel of laughs.

  • Oil prices were closing at $19.76 a barrel.

  • To keep warm they burnt wood in a rusty oil barrel.

  • Weddington is the first to admit she's not exactly a barrel of laughs.

  • They dug up their New Jersey garden and moved it lock, stock, and barrel back home.

  • You'll eat so much your belly'll be like a barrel.

  • The gun barrel grated against the floor.

Phrase collocation

  • a barrel of laughs

    [with negative](informal)a source of amusement or pleasure

    • life is not exactly a barrel of laughs at the moment.

  • with both barrels

    (informal, chiefly US)with unrestrained force or emotion

  • on the barrel 或 on the barrelhead

    Granting, giving, or requesting no credit

    • paid cash on the barrel for the car.

  • over a barrel

    In a very awkward position from which extrication is difficult

    • During the negotiations the opposing faction had us over a barrel.


  • over a barrel

    • I knew enough about him that I had him over a barrel.


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