a blackish stromateid fish, Hyperoglyphe perciformis, inhabiting New England coastal waters.
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 […]
a cheap saloon, especially one in New Orleans in the early part of the 20th century: so called from the racks of liquor barrels originally placed along the walls. a vigorous style of jazz originating in the barrelhouses of New Orleans in the early part of the 20th century. noun (US) a cheap and disreputable […]
- Barrel knot
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