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pl. bbls.
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Noun1.bbl - any of various units of capacitybbl - any of various units of capacity; "a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons"
United States liquid unit - a liquid unit officially adopted in the United States Customary System
British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit - a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet
gal, gallon - United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters
congius, Imperial gallon, gallon - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
hogshead - a British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverages