barrel

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /bɛɹəl/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
barrel

Plural
barrels

A drawing of a barrel
  1. A barrel is a tall and round container.
  2. A barrel is the amount of something that is in a full barrel, or that would fit in the barrel. For example, a barrel of water or a barrel of beer.
  3. The barrel of a gun is the part the bullet goes through.
  4. The barrel of a clarinet is the part you connect the mouth piece.
  5. The barrel of a horse or pony is its ribs.
  6. A barrel is a solid metal tube that may be part of some machines.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
barrel

Third-person singular
barrels

Past tense
barrelled

Past participle
barrelled

Present participle
barrelling