a knot for fastening together two strands of gut or nylon, as fishing lines or leaders.
- Barrel of fun
barrel of fun noun phrase A great amount of fun; a person who is a lot of fun: the hibachi chef is a barrel of fun
- Barrel of laughs
noun something or someone who is very funny Examples This board game is a barrel of laughs. Usage Note slang
- 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.