either of the round, flat sections that form the top and bottom of a barrel.
on the barrelhead, in advance or on demand:
They won’t deliver the merchandise unless we pay cash on the barrelhead.
Contemporary Examples

After all, he provides “cash on the barrelhead” in exchange for a form of reality TV—college and professional sports.
Rupert Murdoch Goes All-In on College Sports Evan Weiner March 10, 2013

Historical Examples

If Earthmen wanted anything from them, the terms were cash on the barrelhead.
A World by the Tale Gordon Randall Garrett

Nevertheless, the headaches had for years made the transference of fishing to someone for cash on the barrelhead a temptation.
The Bounty of the Chesapeake James Wharton


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