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barrelhead

[bar-uh l-hed] /ˈbær əlˌhɛd/
noun
1.
either of the round, flat sections that form the top and bottom of a barrel.
Idioms
2.
on the barrelhead, in advance or on demand:
They won't deliver the merchandise unless we pay cash on the barrelhead.
Origin of barrelhead
1830-1840
1830-40; barrel + head
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  • If Earthmen wanted anything from them, the terms were cash on the barrelhead.

    A World by the Tale Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Nevertheless, the headaches had for years made the transference of fishing to someone for cash on the barrelhead a temptation.

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