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barrel

(băr′əl)
n.
The trunk of a quadruped animal, such as a horse or cow.
adj.
Resembling or similar to a barrel, as in shape: a barrel chest; barrel hips.

barrel

adjective Referring to a barrel-like morphology or pattern.

barrel

a horseman's expression for the horse's trunk; determined largely by the capacity of the chest.

barrel chest
enlarged, round cross-section of chest with the ribs appearing to be permanently in an inflated position.
barrel hocks
turned out causing the feet to turn inward.
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1911 dropin barrels often yield improvement of about an inch in group size.
Chrome plating of the bore is usually found on military specification barrels since it helps resist corrosion and may increase barrel life under hard military usage.
Because the forklift is grabbing the load by the widest portion of the barrels, the forks need to insert until the barrels touch the load backrest of the forklift.
Savage bolt actions are relatively inexpensive to start with, and because of their easy barrel switchability, several companies offer aftermarket barrels.
6% to reach 18,250,500 barrels, compared with 15,926,600 barrels at the end of October 2014.
has launched the Bishop's Barrel series, a line of limited-edition barrel aged specialty beer that will only be available in on-premise accounts.
Thousands of deer are killed by hunters each year with bird guns wearing special slug barrels with adjustable sights and that type of barrel continues to be a good seller.
M240: Change the barrel every 10 minutes during sustained fire (100 rounds per minute) and every two minutes during rapid fire (200 rounds per minute).
Pratt said she had been looking at the rain barrels in Shrewsbury and the ones available from the rain barrel program in Westboro, and found some minor differences between the types of barrels used.
Where: L = length of the capillary (tube) in the die attached to the end of the barrel; and D = diameter of the capillary in the die attached to the end of the barrel.
Indeed, CERA projects that world oil production capacity has the potential to rise from 87 million barrels per day [mbd] in 2005 to as much as 108 mbd by 2015.
In the last five years, we consumed 27 billion barrels of oil a year, but the oil industry discovered only three billion barrels a year.