There are 4 definitions of Barrow in English:

Barrow

Syllabification: Bar·row
Pronunciation: /ˈbarō
 
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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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There are 4 definitions of Barrow in English:

barrow1

Syllabification: bar·row
Pronunciation: /ˈbarō
 
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noun

  • 1A wheelbarrow.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Derivatives

barrowload

noun
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  • 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.

Origin

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

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barrow2

Syllabification: bar·row
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈbarō/

noun

Archaeology
  • An ancient burial mound.
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    • 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: /ˈbarō
 
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noun

  • A male pig castrated before maturity.
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    • 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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