barrelhead


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bar·rel·head

 (băr′əl-hĕd′)
n.
The flat top of a barrel.

barrelhead

(ˈbærəlhɛd)
n
1. the round and flat end of a barrel
2. to pay cash on the barrelhead US to pay at the time of purchase
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Since some of the winery's workers knew how to work with barrels, they removed one barrelhead without damage; Blue said it took about 20 minutes.
Other rewards include a special price of $72 USD for a Whiskey Lab set with choice of Barrelhead, notebook, and theme song download.
When that aid dried up in the 1990s, Pyongyang continued to supply weapons and other equipment to any and all comers who could provide cash on the barrelhead.
If the NCAA proves a player has broken a rule, then the player's school has to fork over significant amounts of cash, let's say $1 million for the first transgression by any player at a big-time athletic school, and $10 million for the second transgression by any player: Cash on the barrelhead, from the school's coffers to a worthwhile charity.
A creditor so informed could react to this information, not necessarily by adjusting the interest rate or negotiating for covenants, but by demanding cash on the barrelhead for a time before extending further credit.
He telling the Chinese leadership: Morsy's only interested in cash on the barrelhead.
Still, one cannot escape noticing how the incentives that structured Serbia's choice to go to law--the forceful, factual quality of Kosovo's independence, the determined support for that independence from the world's greatest military power, the European cash on the barrelhead backing the project, the undeniable sting of Serbian military defeat--encourage a rather less sanguine view of Serbia's shift, and incline us, instead, to see in its new policy proof that, in the affairs of human politics, rather less has changed than one might suppose.
The commodity promises so very much, it beats a drum of necessity--fulfilling real requirements for food, housing, and clothing--yet it sings a cloying song of desires beyond need, converting ineffable longings into cold, hard cash on the barrelhead.
For many years now, we have been hearing of sellers seeking buyers who will pay cash on the barrelhead rather than considering a sale to their own employees, for whom the purchase would have to be financed over time.
No manifestos to declare, no thumping on the barrelhead of politics, no sweeping historical vistas.
Unlike personal liability lawyers, who get paid by taking a percentage of the settlement if they win, IP law firms generally demand cash on the barrelhead for their services.
This is cash on the barrelhead, a guaranteed stream of income," said Fran O'Connell, vice president and product line leader for health care at Markel Corp.