bar·​rel·​head ˈber-əl-ˌhed How to pronounce barrelhead (audio)
: the flat end of a barrel
on the barrelhead
: asking for or granting no credit
paid cash on the barrelhead

Word History

First Known Use

1687, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of barrelhead was in 1687

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Cite this Entry

“Barrelhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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