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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)

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.

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"