barrelhouse

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Etymology[edit]

From barrel +‎ house. Originally used to refer specifically to a bar that served whiskey directly from the barrel.

Noun[edit]

barrelhouse (plural barrelhouses)

  1. A rough and tumble drinking establishment.
  2. (music) A loud, percussive type of blues piano suitable for noisy bars or taverns.

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