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Barrel vs. Gallon

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Barrelnoun

(countable) A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum.

‘a cracker barrel’;

Gallonnoun

A unit of volume, equivalent to eight pints

Barrelnoun

The quantity which constitutes a full barrel: the volume or weight this represents varies by local law and custom.

Gallonnoun

exactly 4.54609 liters; an imperial gallon

Barrelnoun

A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case

‘the barrel of a windlass;’; ‘the barrel of a watch, within which the spring is coiled.’;

Gallonnoun

(US) 231 cubic inches or approximately 3.785 liters for liquids (a "U.S. liquid gallon")

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Barrelnoun

A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.

Gallonnoun

(US) one-eighth of a U.S. bushel or approximately 4.405 liters for dry goods (a "U.S. dry gallon").

Barrelnoun

(archaic) A tube.

Gallonnoun

A large quantity (of any liquid).

‘The pipe burst and gallons of water flooded into the kitchen.’;

Barrelnoun

(zoology) The hollow basal part of a feather.

Gallonnoun

A measure of capacity, containing four quarts; - used, for the most part, in liquid measure, but sometimes in dry measure.

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Barrelnoun

(music) The part of a clarinet which connects the mouthpiece and upper joint, and looks rather like a barrel (1).

Gallonnoun

United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters

Barrelnoun

(surfing) A wave that breaks with a hollow compartment.

Gallonnoun

a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters

Barrelnoun

A waste receptacle.

‘Throw it into the trash barrel.’;

Gallon

The gallon is a unit of volume in imperial units and United States customary units. Three different versions are in current use: the imperial gallon (imp gal), defined as 4.546 09 litres, which is used in the United Kingdom, Canada, and some Caribbean countries; the US gallon (US gal) defined as 231 cubic inches (exactly 3.785 411 784 litres), which is used in the US and some Latin American and Caribbean countries; and the US dry gallon (), defined as 1/8 US bushel (exactly 4.404 883 770 86 litres).There are four quarts in a gallon and eight pints in a gallon, which have different volumes in different systems.

‘usdrygal’;

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Barrelnoun

The ribs and belly of a horse or pony.

Barrelnoun

(obsolete) A jar.

Barrelnoun

(biology) Any of the dark-staining regions in the somatosensory cortex of rodents, etc., where somatosensory inputs from the contralateral side of the body come in from the thalamus.

Barrelverb

(transitive) To put or to pack in a barrel or barrels.

Barrelverb

(intransitive) To move quickly or in an uncontrolled manner.

‘He came barrelling around the corner and I almost hit him.’;

Barrelnoun

A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads; as, a cracker barrel. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum.

Barrelnoun

The quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31½ gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds.

Barrelnoun

A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case; as, the barrel of a windlass; the barrel of a watch, within which the spring is coiled.

Barrelnoun

A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.

Barrelnoun

A jar.

Barrelnoun

The hollow basal part of a feather.

Barrelverb

To put or to pack in a barrel or barrels.

Barrelnoun

a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired

Barrelnoun

a cylindrical container that holds liquids

Barrelnoun

a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends

Barrelnoun

the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold

Barrelnoun

any of various units of capacity;

‘a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons’;

Barrelverb

put in barrels

Barrelnoun

a cylindrical container bulging out in the middle, traditionally made of wooden staves with metal hoops round them

‘the wine is then matured in old barrels’;

Barrelnoun

a barrel together with its contents

‘a barrel of beer’;

Barrelnoun

a measure of capacity used for oil and beer, usually equal to 36 imperial gallons for beer and 35 imperial gallons or 42 US gallons (roughly 159 litres) for oil

‘the well was producing 10,000 barrels a day’;

Barrelnoun

a tube forming part of an object such as a gun or a pen

‘a gun barrel’;

Barrelnoun

the belly and loins of a four-legged animal such as a horse

‘a Welsh mountain pony with a barrel like a butt of wine’;

Barrelverb

drive or move in a way that is so fast as to almost be out of control

‘we barrelled across the Everglades’;

Barrelverb

put into a barrel or barrels

‘when the young spirit is barrelled, it absorbs some of this flavour’;

Barrel

A barrel or cask is a hollow cylindrical container with a bulging center, longer than it is wide. They are traditionally made of wooden staves and bound by wood or metal hoops.

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