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Definition of "barrow" []

  • A handbarrow. (noun)
  • A wheelbarrow. (noun)
  • A large mound of earth or stones placed over a burial site. (noun)
  • A pig that has been castrated before reaching sexual maturity. (noun)
  • The amount contained in or on a barrow (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A handcart, typically having two wheels and a canvas roof, used esp by street vendors (noun)
  • Concern or business (esp in the phrases that's not my barrow, that's just my barrow) (noun)

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Use "barrow" in a sentence
  • "The barrow is short, with its wheel well placed under the load which may be stacked high."
  • "That pig then became a "barrow" - the Floridians pronounced it more like "bear"."
  • "Indeed there will be life after Labour ... but, Ah! do I long for the day that they are consigned to their rightful place in our society - namely a barrow in the provincial market places, somewhere between the stalls of the SWP and the peddlers of aromatherapy, crystaltherapy and diverse other new-age remedies and accoutrements. phil"