something or someone who is very funny
This board game is a barrel of laughs.
- Barrel of monkeys
noun good-natured pandemonium Examples Perhaps it’s the silliness of the image, or how perplexed and tickled you’d feel if you ever saw a barrel of monkeys. Word Origin based on what would happen if monkeys were in a barrel Usage Note slang
- Barrel organ
a musical instrument in which air from a bellows is admitted to a set of pipes by means of pins inserted into a revolving barrel; hand organ. Historical Examples I should like to be a peer who grinds a barrel organ or (better still) a one-time organ-grinder who now lives in Park Lane. The Journal […]
- Barrel race
a rodeo event, usually for women, in which a horse and rider must race in a zigzag pattern around three barrels, competing for the fastest time. to compete in a barrel race.
- Barrel roll
a maneuver in which an airplane executes a complete roll by revolving once around its longitudinal axis. to perform a barrel roll. Historical Examples She is the holder of the record for loop-the-loops for women, and of the barrel roll record for both men and women. Famous Flyers David Goodger (email@example.com) He superintended himself, and […]