barrel noun

1 container

ADJ. beer, wine

VERB + BARREL fill They filled the barrels with cider

BARREL + VERB contain sth

PREP. a/per ~ The price of oil had fallen to $16 per barrel. | by the ~ Beer is sold by the barrel. | ~ of a barrel of beer/oil

2 of a gun

ADJ. gun, rifle I felt the gun barrel at my head

VERB + BARREL look down, peer/squint along She found herself looking down the barrel of a gun. Pulling his rifle to his shoulder he squinted along the barrel.


PHRASES the barrel of a gun