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An example use of barrel in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… always the lock stock and the barrel as …”
A barrel is a large cylindrical container with a large opening at one end and a smaller one at the other.
the word barrel occurs in english on average 8.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.