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barrel

 
Noun barrel has 5 senses
  1. barrel, gun barrel - a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
    --1 is a kind of tube, tubing
    --1 is a part of gun
  2. barrel, cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
    --2 is a kind of vessel
    --2 has parts:
     breech, rear of barrel, rear of tube; bung, spile; hoop, ring; stave, lag; tap, spigot
    --2 has particulars:
     beer barrel, beer keg; butt; hogshead; keg; pickle barrel; shook; tun; wine cask, wine barrel
    Derived form: verb barrel1
  3. barrel, drum - a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
    --3 is a kind of cylinder
  4. barrel, barrelful - the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold
    --4 is a kind of containerful
    Derived form: verb barrel1
  5. barrel, bbl - any of various units of capacity; "a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons"
    --5 is a kind of United States liquid unit; British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit
    --5 is a part of hogshead
    --5 has parts: gallon, gal; gallon, Imperial gallon, congius
Verb barrel has 1 sense
  1. barrel - put in barrels
    --1 is one way to
    put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Derived forms: noun barrel4, noun barrel2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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