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1a cylindrical container bulging out in the middle, traditionally made of wooden staves with metal hoops around them. a barrel together with its contents:a barrel of beer a measure of capacity used for oil and beer. It is usually equal to 36 imperial gallons for beer and 35 imperial gallons or 42 US gallons (roughly 192 liters) for oil. 2a tube forming part of an object such as a gun or a pen. 3the belly and loins of a four-legged animal such as a horse.
verb (barrels, barreling, barreled ; Britishbarrels, barrelling, barrelled)
1 [no object] informal
, chiefly North American drive or move fast, often heedless of surroundings or conditions:we barreled across the Everglades barreling along the Ventura freeway
2 [with object] put into a barrel or barrels.
with a double r
and a single l