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Any of various types of competition or entertainment in which participants jump over (or occasionally into) a number of barrels; especially a sporting event in which ice-skaters attempt to jump over barrels laid in a row along the ice, the winner being the one who clears the highest number of barrels.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Lowell (Massachusetts) Daily Citizen & News.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.