Oak barrels are used for aging the wine.
The price of oil is over 30 dollars a barrel.
They drank a whole barrel of beer.
the barrel of a gun Verb
The truck went barreling down Main Street.
She came running out of her office and went barreling past us down the hall. See More
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Attachments include a smoothing dryer, 1.2-inch curling barrel, 1.6-inch barrel, soft smoothing brush, firm smoothing brush, and round volumizing brush.—Melanie Fincher, Southern Living, 9 Sep. 2023 Brent crude, the global benchmark, gained 1.8% to trade above $90 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the US benchmark, rose by a similar margin to $87 a barrel.—Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 6 Sep. 2023 Russian news agency Tass quoted Alexander Novak, Russia’s deputy prime minister and former energy minister, as saying Moscow would continue its 300,000 barrel a day cut.—Jon Gambrell, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2023 Yardeni also noted that earlier this week Saudi Arabia extended its voluntary crude production cuts of 1 million barrels per day through year-end, which could cut oil supply.—Bywill Daniel, Fortune, 6 Sep. 2023 The Biden administration in March approved development of the prospect, estimated to hold 600 million barrels of oil.—Yereth Rosen, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Sep. 2023 This medium-caliber weapon can reach out to between 2.5 and 3.7 miles, penetrate non-tank armored vehicles, and sustain fire at one round per second (though, after 40-50 rounds, the barrel must be cooled with a hydraulic pump).—Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 2 Sep. 2023 Hazy imperial/double/triple IPAs, up more than 2 million barrels from 2022 levels, and imperial/double/triple IPAs, gaining about 500,000 barrels.—Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Sep. 2023 Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler in Blue Blush $600 at Dyson
Treat her to a limited edition of Dyson’s famed Airwrap styler, complete with barrels for full waves, brushes for creating shape, and a pretty storage case to keep them all organized—all updated with blush hardware.—Gaby Keiderling, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Aug. 2023
Other numbers to know 75 mph: The sustained strength of winds in Hurricane Idalia’s system, as the storm barrels toward Florida.—Chuck Todd, NBC News, 29 Aug. 2023 California is notorious for drought and fire, not tropical storms like Hilary that barreled over Los Angeles this week.—Justine Calma, The Verge, 22 Aug. 2023 After days of urgent warnings, Tropical Storm Hilary made landfall in Baja California on Sunday, turning roads into rivers and imperiling homes before barreling north toward Southern California.—Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times, 21 Aug. 2023 As the storm barreled through, covering roadways with debris and water, roads were blocked across Southern California by Sunday night.—Nouran Salahieh, CNN, 21 Aug. 2023 Now the state could see another tropical storm make landfall as Hurricane Hilary barrels toward Baja California and the U.S. Southwest.—Andrea Thompson, Scientific American, 18 Aug. 2023 Police and fire agencies across the region were beefing up staffing as the storm barrels north.—Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Aug. 2023 Hurricane Idalia is barreling toward Florida and is expected to affect a large portion of the state and bring a massive storm surge.—Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 29 Aug. 2023 Their final preseason game is Saturday in Kansas City and Week 1 against Cincinnati is barreling toward them.—Dan Labbe, cleveland, 22 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English barayl, barel, borrowed from Anglo-French barel, baril (continental Old French barril), going back to Gallo-Romance *barrīculus, probably diminutive of *barrīca "cask, barrel" — more at barricade entry 2