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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) He superintended himself, and […]
- Barrel roof
a roof or ceiling having a semicylindrical form. barrel vault.
- Barrel vault
a vault having the form of a very deep arch. Historical Examples Thomas did not believe that a barrel vault was used in these apartments; the span would have been too great. A History of Art in Chalda & Assyria, v. 1 Georges Perrot The church is covered by a barrel vault, the crossing of […]
the amount contained in barrels, used as a unit of measure: Brewery barrelage fell 37 percent in the last quarter.