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noun
  1. 1
    a round wooden, metal, or plastic container with a flat top and bottom, used for storing liquids

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    1. a.
      the amount of liquid contained in a barrel

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    2. b.
      a unit for measuring crude oil

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  2. 2
    the part of a gun that a bullet is fired through

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