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  • n. Abbreviation of barrel, notably for oil.
  • Alternative form of BBL. Initialism of be back later.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Abbreviations of barrel and barrels respectively: as, 1,000 bbls. flour.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various units of capacity


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  • barrel volume
    oil barrel = 42 US gallons

    January 26, 2009