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English definition of “barrel”

barrel

noun [C] (CONTAINER)   /ˈbær·əl/
a large wooden container with a flat top and bottom and curving sides that are wider in the middle A barrel is also a unit of measurement of volume equal to 31.5 gallons (119 liters ) or, of oil , equal to 42 gallons (159 liters ).
(Definition of barrel noun (CONTAINER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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