rain barrel

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Rain barrel

A barrel used to catch rainwater running off roofs. The main reason for saving rainwater was because it was soft and worked well for washing hair and clothes. See soft water.
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Noun1.Rain barrel - a barrel used as a cistern to hold rainwaterrain barrel - a barrel used as a cistern to hold rainwater
cistern - an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater
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