a roof or ceiling having a semicylindrical form.
- 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.
the amount that a barrel can hold. any large quantity: a barrelful of jokes. Historical Examples Every time we breathe, we spoil at least half a barrelful of air. First Book in Physiology and Hygiene J.H. Kellogg There ain’t a dipper left in the ship, and the water pourin’ in by the barrelful! The Old […]
- Barrelhouse bum
barrelhouse bum noun phrase Skid Row Bum (1920s+ Hoboes)