to charge headlong; move at high speed.
To barrel: We’re barrel-assing toward Van Nuys (1950s+ Hot rodders)
- Barrel chair
an easy chair having a high, semicircular back forming a single upholstered piece with the wings or arms; tub chair. Historical Examples Then father was coaxed to sit down in the barrel chair, and try its strength and its softness, and guess what it was made of. Little Fishers: and their Nets Pansy We made […]
- Barrel bolt
a rod-shaped bolt for fastening a door or the like, attached to one side of the door at the edge and sliding into a socket on the frame of the opening.
- Barrel cactus
any of several large, cylindrical, ribbed, spiny cacti of the genera Echinocactus and Ferocactus. Historical Examples He lives upon the barrel cactus, a plant so protected by spines as to seem unapproachable by man or animal. The Mystic Mid-Region Arthur J. Burdick Near by springs up the barrel cactus, a forbidding column no one dares […]
- Barrel chest
barrel chest barrel chest bar·rel chest (bār’əl) n. A large chest with increased anteroposterior diameter and usually some degree of kyphosis, sometimes seen in cases of emphysema. Contemporary Examples “ Ana (I),” he said deliberately, striking his right hand loudly against his barrel chest so that it echoed. The Saudi Kingdom’s 9/11 Robert Lacey October […]
having a broad, prominent chest or thorax. Historical Examples Lester gave her a hug, and it smelled of the old days and the old Lester, the giant, barrel-chested pre-fatkins Lester. Makers Cory Doctorow Distorted, humpbacked and barrel-chested, it scuttled on reed-thin legs to Goat’s side. Rebels of the Red Planet Charles Louis Fontenay “Hello, Orville […]