Barrel vs Spile - What's the difference?

barrel | spile |


As nouns the difference between barrel and spile

is that barrel is (countable) 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 sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum while spile is a splinter or spile can be a pile; a post or girder.

As verbs the difference between barrel and spile

is that barrel is to put or to pack in a barrel or barrels while spile is to plug (a hole) with a spile or spile can be to support by means of spiles or spile can be (us|dialect|ambitransitive) spoil.

barrel

English

(wikipedia barrel) of a winery in (Trnava), (Slovakia).

Noun

(en noun)
  • (countable) 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. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Yesterday’s fuel , passage=The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania. The first barrels of crude fetched $18 (around $450 at today’s prices).}}
  • 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 31 ½ gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.
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  • A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case;
  • A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.
  • (archaic) A tube.
  • (zoology) The hollow basal part of a feather.
  • (music) The part of a clarinet which connects the mouthpiece and upper joint, and looks rather like a barrel (1).
  • (surfing) A wave that breaks with a hollow compartment.
  • A waste receptacle.
  • The ribs and belly of a horse or pony.
  • (obsolete) A jar.
  • * Bible , 1 Kings 17:12, King James Version:
  • And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel , and a little oil in a cruse:
  • *:: compare the New International Version:
  • *::: "As surely as the LORD your God lives," she replied, "I don't have any bread--only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug.
  • (biology) Any of the dark-staining regions in the somatosensory cortex of rodents, etc., where somatosensory inputs from the contralateral side of the body come in from the thalamus.
  • See also

    * cooper

    Verb

  • To put or to pack in a barrel or barrels.
  • To move quickly or in an uncontrolled manner.
  • He came barrelling around the corner and I almost hit him.
  • * '>citation
  • Snow shattered and spilled down the slope. Within seconds, the avalanche was the size of more than a thousand cars barreling down the mountain and weighed millions of pounds.

    spile

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) or (etyl) , (etyl) spile.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A splinter.
  • A spigot or plug used to stop the hole in a barrel or cask.
  • *1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
  • *:So I felt my way down the passage back to the vault, and recked not of the darkness, nor of Blackbeard and his crew, if only I could lay my lips to liquor. Thus I groped about the barrels till near the top of the stack my hand struck on the spile of a keg, and drawing it, I got my mouth to the hold.
  • (US) A spout inserted in a maple (or other tree) to draw off sap.
  • Verb

    (spil)
  • To plug (a hole) with a spile.
  • To draw off (a liquid) using a spile.
  • To provide (a barrel, tree etc.) with a spile.
  • Etymology 2

    Alteration of (pile), after Etymology 1, above.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A pile; a post or girder.
  • Verb

    (spil)
  • To support by means of spiles.
  • Etymology 3

    Alteration of (l).

    Verb

    (spil)
  • (US, dialect, ambitransitive) spoil.
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