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barrow1

Syllabification: bar·row
Pronunciation: /ˈberō
 
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noun

1A wheelbarrow.
Example sentences
  • She gathered two stacks of hay into a wheelbarrow and pushed the barrow to the stall that was vacant.
  • Hundreds of navigators, ‘navvies,’ were employed to dig the canals with only spades, picks, barrows and horse and cart.
  • Ireland's popular gardener Gerry Daly dispensed barrows and pots full of helpful information for all types of gardens in a varied and interesting talk in Abbeyleix, Manor Hotel on Thursday last March 23.
1.1A luggage trolley.
Example sentences
  • When we had a lull, we used to take a walk up and down the station, collecting cups from the floor, luggage barrows, window sills and every conceivable place.
  • Luggage barrows, guards with whistles and platform seats were gliding past the window on roller-skates.
  • Today's modern carts come in different forms; barrow, hand truck, wagon, wheelbarrow, push cart, handbarrow, handcart or gurney.
1.2British A two-wheeled handcart used especially by street vendors.
Example sentences
  • These were all purchased from street barrows when second-hand books were sold at a cost of about sixpence each.
  • Sold from just about every avenue one could imagine (from shops to basements to barrows in the street), the drink played into the prevalent violence and insecurity in a dramatic and disastrous way.
  • He came to a corner, but she was lost in the crowd around a line of street barrows selling clothing and a little food.

Origin

Old English bearwe 'stretcher, bier', of Germanic origin; related to bear1.

Derivatives

barrowload

1
noun
Example sentences
  • 5 big barrowloads of soil already shifted from that hole, and the pile of bricks is half of them.
  • Night after night a docker called Jack Fletcher takes a barrowload of carthorse manure off the docks, is stopped by the ultra-suspicious dock police and the manure thoroughly searched.
  • All I could remember was heady days hauling in saithe, sea bass and mackerel by the barrowload.

Words that rhyme with barrow

arrow, farrow, harrow, Jarrow, marrow, narrow, sparrow, taro, tarot, Varro, yarrow

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barrow2

Syllabification: bar·row
Pronunciation: /ˈberō
 
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noun

Archaeology
An ancient burial mound.
Example sentences
  • Across Britain and Ireland there are thousands of Iron Age barrows and burial mounds, and hundreds of Iron Age hill forts.
  • In prehistoric Britain early agricultural communities deposited their dead in communal, highly visible locations such as chambered tombs, barrows and burial cairns.
  • With its prehistoric burial mounds, barrows and encampments, its feudal laws and time-trapped settlements, the New Forest is anything but.

Origin

Old English beorg, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch berg, German Berg 'hill, mountain'.

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barrow3

Syllabification: bar·row
Pronunciation: /ˈberō
 
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noun

A male pig castrated before maturity.
Example sentences
  • Mackenzie Langemeier won the honor of grand champion Duroc barrow with her 259-pound pig named Rocky. The barrow was purchased from Kent Brattain.
  • Members who weigh and tag their pigs from March 31 - April 7 may show one derby pen of three, one derby gilt and one derby barrow.
  • Many people recommend a spayed sow for the poor, but I always recommend a barrow pig.

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Barrow4

Syllabification: Bar·row
Pronunciation: /ˈberō
 
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A city in north central Alaska, a commercial center on the Arctic Ocean. It is the northernmost US city; population 4,010 (est. 2008). Nearby Point Barrow is the northernmost point in the US.

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