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 […]
- Barrel cuff
a single cuff on a tailored sleeve, formed by a band of material and usually fastened by a button.