dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


1 definition found
 for Barrel drain
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barrel \Bar"rel\ (b[a^]r"r[e^]l), n.[OE. barel, F. baril, prob.
     fr. barre bar. Cf. Barricade.]
     1. 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.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     2. 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 311/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196
        pounds.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is
        discharged. --Knight.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. A jar. [Obs.] --1 Kings xvii. 12.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     6. (Zool.) The hollow basal part of a feather.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Barrel bulk (Com.), a measure equal to five cubic feet,
        used in estimating capacity, as of a vessel for freight.
        
  
     Barrel drain (Arch.), a drain in the form of a cylindrical
        tube.
  
     Barrel of a boiler, the cylindrical part of a boiler,
        containing the flues.
  
     Barrel of the ear (Anat.), the tympanum, or tympanic
        cavity.
  
     Barrel organ, an instrument for producing music by the
        action of a revolving cylinder.
  
     Barrel vault. See under Vault.
        [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229