Budge barrel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Budge barrel (Mil) a small copper-hooped barrel with only one head, the other end being closed by a piece of leather, which is drawn together with strings like a purse. It is used for carrying powder from the magazine to the battery, in siege or seacoast service.
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Usage

In literature:

But it didn't budge; the barrel still was packed with sand.
"The World That Couldn't Be" by Clifford Donald Simak
I figure I might also spare them a few budge-barrels of powder and some round shot if they need it.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
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