(Bar`o*scop"ic Bar`o*scop"ic*al) a. Pertaining to, or determined by, the baroscope.

(Ba*rouche") n. [G. barutsche, It. baroccio, biroccio, LL. barrotium, fr. L. birotus two- wheeled; bi- =bis twice + rota wheel.] A four-wheeled carriage, with a falling top, a seat on the outside for the driver, and two double seats on the inside arranged so that the sitters on the front seat face those on the back seat.

(Ba`rou*chet") n. A kind of light barouche.

(Bar"post`) n. A post sunk in the ground to receive the bars closing a passage into a field.

(Barque) n. Same as 3d Bark, n.

(Bar"ra*can) n. [F. baracan, bouracan (cf. Pr. barracan, It. baracane, Sp. barragan, Pg. barregana, LL. barracanus), fr. Ar. barrakan a kind of black gown, perh. fr. Per. barak a garment made of camel's hair.] A thick, strong stuff, somewhat like camlet; — still used for outer garments in the Levant.

(Bar"rack) n. [F. baraque, fr. It. baracca from LL. barra bar. See Bar, n.]

1. (Mil.) A building for soldiers, especially when in garrison. Commonly in the pl., originally meaning temporary huts, but now usually applied to a permanent structure or set of buildings.

He lodged in a miserable hut or barrack, composed of dry branches and thatched with straw.

2. A movable roof sliding on four posts, to cover hay, straw, etc. [Local, U.S.]

(Bar"rack), v. t. To supply with barracks; to establish in barracks; as, to barrack troops.

(Bar"rack), v. i. To live or lodge in barracks.

(Bar"ra*clade) n. [D. baar, OD. baer, naked, bare + kleed garment, i.e., cloth undressed or without nap.] A home-made woolen blanket without nap. [Local, New York] Bartlett.

(Bar"ra*coon`) n. [Sp. or Pg. barraca. See Barrack.] A slave warehouse, or an inclosure where slaves are quartered temporarily. Du Chaillu.

(Bar`ra*cu"da Bar`ra*cou"ta) n.

1. (Zoöl.) A voracious, pikelike, marine fish, of the genus Sphyræna, sometimes used as food.

That of Europe and our Atlantic coast is Sphyræna spet (or S. vulgaris); a southern species is S. picuda; the Californian is S. argentea.

2. (Zoöl.) A large edible fresh-water fish of Australia and New Zealand

(Bar"rage) n. [F., fr. barrer to bar, from barre bar.] (Engin.) An artificial bar or obstruction placed in a river or watercourse to increase the depth of water; as, the barrages of the Nile.

(||Bar*ran"ca) n. [Sp.] A ravine caused by heavy rains or a watercourse. [Texas & N. Mex.]

(||Bar"ras) n. [F.] A resin, called also galipot.

(Bar"ra*tor) n. [OE. baratour, OF. barateor deceiver, fr. OF. barater, bareter, to deceive, cheat, barter. See Barter, v. i.] One guilty of barratry.

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