US: /ˈbæɹəɫ/, /ˈbɛɹəɫ/
UK: /bˈæɹə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

barrel /'bærəl/
  • danh từ
    • thùng tròn, thùng rượu
    • (một) thùng (lượng chứa trong thùng)
    • thùng (đơn vị đo dung tích, chừng 150 lít)
    • nòng (súng); ruột (ngựa, trâu, bò); ống (lông chim)
    • (giải phẫu) khoang màng nhĩ (ở tai)
    • (kỹ thuật) cái trống; tang
    • to have somebody a barrel
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) đẩy ai vào hoàn cảnh khó khăn
    • to sit on a barrel of gumpowder
      • ngồi trên thùng thuốc nổ, ngồi trên núi lửa (bóng)
  • ngoại động từ
    • đổ vào thùng, đóng thùng

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 a large round container, usually made of wood or metal, with flat ends and, usually, curved sides: a beer / wine barrel
2 the contents of or the amount contained in a barrel; a unit of measurement in the oil industry equal to between 120 and 159 litres: They got through two barrels of beer. + Oil prices fell to $9 a barrel.
3 the part of a gun like a tube through which the bullets are fired: Tom found himself looking down the barrel of a gun. + The barrel was aimed directly at me. + He fired one barrel and then fired again.
Idioms: a barrel of laughs (often ironic) very amusing; a lot of fun: Life hasn't exactly been a barrel of laughs lately.
(get / have sb) over a barrel (informal) (to put/have sb) in a situation in which they must accept or do what you want: They've got us over a barrel. Either we agree to their terms or we lose the money.
more at LOCK n., SCRAPE v.
+ verb (-l-) [V +adv./prep.] (AmE, informal) to move very fast in a particular direction, especially in a way that you cannot control: He came barreling down the hill and smashed into a phone booth.

Collocation dictionary

1 container


beer, wine


They filled the barrels with cider


contain sth


a/per ~
The price of oil had fallen to $16 per barrel.
| by the ~
Beer is sold by the barrel.
| ~ of
a barrel of beer/oil

2 of a gun


gun, rifle
I felt the gun barrel at my head


look down, peer/squint along
She found herself looking down the barrel of a gun. Pulling his rifle to his shoulder he squinted along the barrel.




the barrel of a gun

Concise English dictionary

+a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
+a cylindrical container that holds liquids
+a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
+the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold
+any of various units of capacity
+put in barrels