Definition of Barrelful

1. Noun. The quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold.

Exact synonyms: Barrel
Generic synonyms: Containerful
Derivative terms: Barrel



Definition of Barrelful

1. Noun. as much as a barrel will hold ¹

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Definition of Barrelful

1. [n BARRELFULS or BARRELSFUL]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barrelful

barrel roll
barrel rolls
barrel roof
barrel roofs
barrel shroud
barrel sponge
barrel vault
barrel vaults
barrelage
barrelages
barrelchested
barreled
barreleye
barreleyes
barrelfish
barrelful (current term)
barrelfuls
barrelhead
barrelheads
barrelhouse
barrelhouses
barreling
barrelled
barrellike
barrelling
barrels
barrelsful
barren
barren ground caribou
barren of(p)

Literary usage of Barrelful

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1. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1896)
"... so the engineer takes a shovelful of coal from the pile at frequent intervals during the test, and thus gradually accumulates a barrelful. ..."

2. Russia in 1916 by Stephen Graham (1917)
"... the busy women with their knives cleaning the fish and emptying barrelful after barrelful of entrails into the sea, the thousands of gulls ever calling, ..."

3. Steam-boilers by Cecil Hobart Peabody, Edward Furber Miller (1912)
"This tank should hold more than both weighing-barrels, so that when it is about half empty an entire barrelful of water may be discharged into it without ..."

4. Elementary Household Chemistry: An Introductory Textbook for Students of by John Ferguson Snell (1914)
"And since a cupful (or a barrelful) of water is made up of individual molecules, every one of which contains 8 times as much oxygen as hydrogen, ..."

5. Practical Methods of Sewage Disposal for Residences, Hotels and Institutions by Henry Neely Ogden, Henry Burdett Cleveland (1912)
"Roughly speaking, the amount of mineral dirt is about one tablespoonful to a barrelful of water, and the combined amount of animal and vegetable matter ..."

6. Natural Philosophy by Caleb Canby Balderston, Isaac Sharpless, George Morris Philips (1892)
"One barrelful has been pumped out of the receiver. The next time a barrelful of rarer air is taken out, and that left ..."

7. Reminiscences of the Old Fire Laddies and Volunteer Fire Departments of New by J. Frank Kernan (1885)
"... of the building merely to runoff as rain does, when one barrelful, delivered into the lower story through the window, would have extinguished the fire. ..."

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