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Definition: Barrel bulk
(b[a^]r"r[e^]l), n.[OE. barel, F. baril, prob.
fr. barre bar. Cf. Barricade
1. A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth,
and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with
hoops, and having flat ends or heads; as, a cracker
barrel. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical
container made of metal, usually called a drum
[1913 Webster +PJC]
2. The quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies
for different articles and also in different places for
the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A
barrel of wine is 311/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196
3. A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case; as, the barrel
of a windlass; the barrel of a watch, within which the
spring is coiled.
4. A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is
5. A jar. [Obs.] --1 Kings xvii. 12.
6. (Zo["o]l.) The hollow basal part of a feather.
(Com.), a measure equal to five cubic feet,
used in estimating capacity, as of a vessel for freight.
(Arch.), a drain in the form of a cylindrical
Barrel of a boiler
, the cylindrical part of a boiler,
containing the flues.
Barrel of the ear
(Anat.), the tympanum, or tympanic
, an instrument for producing music by the
action of a revolving cylinder.
. See under Vault
(b[u^]lk), n. [OE. bulke, bolke, heap; cf. Dan. bulk
lump, clod, OSw. bolk crowd, mass, Icel. b?lkast to be bulky.
, n., Bile
a boil, Bulge
1. Magnitude of material substance; dimensions; mass; size;
as, an ox or ship of great bulk.
Against these forces there were prepared near one
hundred ships; not so great of bulk indeed, but of a
more nimble motion, and more serviceable. --Bacon.
2. The main mass or body; the largest or principal portion;
the majority; as, the bulk of a debt.
The bulk of the people must labor, Burke told them,
“to obtain what by labor can be obtained.”
3. (Naut.) The cargo of a vessel when stowed.
4. The body. [Obs.] --Shak.
My liver leaped within my bulk. --Turbervile.
. See under Barrel
To break bulk
(Naut.), to begin to unload or more the
, in a mass; loose; not inclosed in separate
packages or divided into separate parts; in such shape
that any desired quantity may be taken or sold.
Laden in bulk
, Stowed in bulk
, having the cargo loose in
the hold or not inclosed in boxes, bales, or casks.
Sale by bulk
, a sale of goods as they are, without weight
Syn: Size; magnitude; dimension; volume; bigness; largeness;