Meaning of BARREL in English

BARREL

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a barrel of beer (= a large container containing beer )

He bought a barrel of beer for the party.

a beer barrel/keg (= a large container for beer )

They rolled empty beer barrels along the street.

barrel organ

pork barrel

pork-barrel spending

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

gun

The menace of those long gun barrels was sobering.

The four desperadoes took off after us, running up the road as their gun barrels glinted in the light.

All he was aware of was the deathly cold of the gun barrel .

It appeared Mr Prescott then put the gun barrel in his mouth and pulled the trigger.

From part of this twelve gun barrels were forged and sent to Enfield, but they did not show the desired improvement.

She obeyed instinctively, the coldness of the gun barrel chilling her skin.

The shattered side window was punched through and a gun barrel appeared.

A typewriter was as individual as a fingerprint, or a set of teeth, or a gun barrel scoring a bullet.

oak

Maturation: fine red wines may be matured in oak barrels for one to two years.

They aged their tequila in oak barrels for longer periods.

This particular whisky is aged in oak barrels used previously for sherry.

pork

With the UDCs we find a very straight forward pork barrel subsidizing of particular development capital interests through the use of public resources.

The second is the desire by some elected officials to retain control over the pork barrel , through line items.

This is known as the politics of the pork barrel .

vault

It has a fine room with a barrel vault .

The naos has a painted barrel vault and the pro-naos a flat-timber roof.

The transepts have barrel vaults and the east end a semi-circular vault.

Churches on this pattern have barrel vaults and particularly fine nave porches with narthex in front.

The other four domes are supported in a like manner and short barrel vaults connect one dome to another.

The hall was covered by an intersecting barrel vault and was divided into three bays.

The Romanesque is of Transitional type, with wide pointed arches and barrel vault , a clerestory but no triforium.

Inside, the crossing piers are cut back and a wooden barrel vault extends across all four arms of the cross.

■ VERB

roll

After she had rolled the empty barrels back into the garage, she went inside and called the bus terminal.

Men rushed in and began rolling out barrels of powder to be taken to the casemates where the gun crews were stationed.

scrape

Has Hollywood scraped the barrel for bimbos?

Unions were bargaining for dental insurance, as if scraping the barrel to come up with new benefits.

But were Channel 4 scraping the smoking barrel ?

At that time I thought we were scraping the barrel .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

lock, stock, and barrel

He moved the whole company, lock , stock, and barrel, to Mexico.

The Knolls have owned the town lock , stock, and barrel for 15 years.

They sold everything lock , stock, and barrel.

scrape (the bottom of) the barrel

At that time I thought we were scraping the barrel.

Has Hollywood scraped the barrel for bimbos?

Unions were bargaining for dental insurance, as if scraping the barrel to come up with new benefits.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The area may contain up to 2 billion barrels of oil.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

At farmhouse level, cider is hard stuff to control, in the barrel or in the head.

Each new barrel costs £1.50; they are normally only used for one race and there are 50 barrels on a raft.

He saw the barrels on the truck and quick-counted more than fifteen.

In late August, after testing the cataract with an empty barrel , he announced that he would go over him-self.

Thérèse felt her way around a barrel as tall as she was.

That morning he had bought a whole barrel of Gunpowder Pepper from one of the human victuallers.

When it snows in Boston, residents litter the streets with old furniture, barrels and a rusty washing machine or two.

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

lock, stock, and barrel

He moved the whole company, lock , stock, and barrel, to Mexico.

The Knolls have owned the town lock , stock, and barrel for 15 years.

They sold everything lock , stock, and barrel.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Smith barreled into him, knocking him over.

The train barreled down the tracks.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

For barreling into homeroom just as the bell rings.

Instead of swerving right, I swerved left, barreling straight into him with the fender.

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