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barrel:

see English units of measurementEnglish units of measurement,
principal system of weights and measures used in a few nations, the only major industrial one being the United States. It actually consists of two related systems—the U.S.
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barrel

[′bar·əl]
(design engineering)
A container having a circular lateral cross section that is largest in the middle, and ends that are flat; often made of staves held together by hoops.
A piece of small pipe inserted in the end of a cartridge to carry the squib to the powder.
That portion of a pipe having a constant bore and wall thickness.
(mechanics)
Abbreviated bbl.
The unit of liquid volume equal to 31.5 gallons (approximately 119 liters).
The unit of liquid volume for petroleum equal to 42 gallons (approximately 158 liters).
The unit of dry volume equal to 105 quarts (approximately 116 liters).
A unit of weight that varies in size according to the commodity being weighed.
(naval architecture)
The central part of a windlass or capstan about which the cable is wound.
(optics)
A tapering cylindrical housing which contains the lenses of a camera and the iris diaphragm.
(ordnance)
The cylindrical metallic part of a gun which controls the initial direction of a projectile.

barrel

1. A weight measure for portland cement in the US, corresponding to 376 pounds net; this measure is now obsolete.
2. (US) A vessel which holds 311/2 gal of liquid.
3. That portion of a pipe having a constant bore and wall thickness.

barrel

1. a unit of capacity used in brewing, equal to 36 Imperial gallons
2. a unit of capacity used in the oil and other industries, normally equal to 42 US gallons or 35 Imperial gallons
3. the trunk of a four-legged animal
4. the quill of a feather
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The barrel hood is marked with a red or blue Sharpie for reference prior to beginning work.
This is one of the reasons why people replace this barrel with a heavier version.
6% to reach 18,250,500 barrels, compared with 15,926,600 barrels at the end of October 2014.
SKEET POPULARITY Back before Briley and others perfected lightweight tubes of smaller gauges that could be inserted into the barrels of 12-gauge over-under shotguns, that type of gun with multiple barrel sets was extremely popular among skeet shooters.
The construction of the barrel also is safe because even though you can take the lid off the water barrel, the only thing you can get in there is your hand, which is a big safety factor.
diameter barrel for the relatively high viscosity rubber (compared to plastic hot melts).
It suggested that world oil prices will decline to around $35 per barrel (in 2004 dollars) by 2010 and eventually rise to $39 per barrel by 2030.
5 million barrels a day (15 percent of our total consumption in 2004).
The SmartBarrel is installed on a new machine or when a screw and barrel are being repaired.
Elijah Craig 18-year-old single barrel ($37) -- The oldest single-barrel bourbon available, EC gives off the luxurious aroma of caramel and leaves you mesmerized.