What does the word barrel mean?

Usage examples for barrel

  1. Miss Drewitt, after a moment's hesitation, followed, and after one delighted glance at the trim old garden gazed curiously at a mast with a barrel fixed near the top, which stood at the end. – Dialstone Lane, Part 1. by W.W. Jacobs
  2. The king's daughter sent for the spirits and the wheat, had them mixed together, and put in an open barrel before the fire. – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  3. It proved to be the side of a barrel, and I succeeded in getting one paw over the edge of it. – Letters from a Cat by Helen Jackson