barrelful


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bar·rel·ful

 (băr′əl-fo͝ol′)
n. pl. bar·rel·fuls
The amount that a barrel can hold.
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barrelful

(ˈbærəlfʊl)
n
another name for barrel2
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bar•rel•ful

(ˈbær əlˌfʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
1. the amount that a barrel can hold.
2. any large quantity.
[1350–1400]
usage: See -ful.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barrelful - the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will holdbarrelful - the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
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