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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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But good did come of the apple barrel, as you shall hear, for if it had not been for that, we should have had no note of warning and might all have perished by the hand of treachery.
The Prince thought himself in a bad plight now, as he felt the barrel floating out from the land and tossing about on the waves.
Here's one of your kittens at least," said Ribby, dragging Moppet out of the flour barrel.
The metal of the barrel is an alloy composed principally of aluminum and steel which they have learned to temper to a hardness far exceeding that of the steel with which we are familiar.
The sailors rowed on, and the coxswain made for the floating barrel.
The young man cast a glance at the first musket and saw, with a certain degree of inquietude, that it was leveled in his direction; but as soon as he perceived that the orifice of the barrel was motionless, he threw himself upon the ground.
They believed no otherwise than that it was the peasant who was saying this, and answered: 'That is what we intend, but first you shall look about you a little down below there,' and they rolled the barrel down into the water.
replied Porthos; and he lifted the barrel with one hand.
That day he dined with the marshal, at the same board on the barrels.
I remember how she read 'Treasure Island,' holding it close to the ribs of the fire (because she could not spare a moment to rise and light the gas), and how, when bed-time came, and we coaxed, remonstrated, scolded, she said quite fiercely, clinging to the book, 'I dinna lay my head on a pillow this night till I see how that laddie got out of the barrel.
Ten minutes he maka da machine - one barrel, one wheel-hub, two poles, justa like dat.
Here, circled solemnly about a barrel that stood on end in the snow, were Negook and Hadikwan, and all the Siwashes down to the babies and the dogs, come to see the way of the white man's law.