barrelful

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bar·rel·ful

 (băr′əl-fo͝ol′)
n. pl. bar·rel·fuls
The amount that a barrel can hold.

barrelful

(ˈbærəlfʊl)
n
another name for barrel2

bar•rel•ful

(ˈbær əlˌfʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
1. the amount that a barrel can hold.
2. any large quantity.
[1350–1400]
usage: See -ful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barrelful - the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will holdbarrelful - the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
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One Sunday afternoon, when the men had eaten nine barrelfuls of blancmange and a huge boilerful of custard, she whipped a bucketful of sago and fifty eggs into a boilerful of sago custard.