fistful


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fist·ful

 (fĭst′fo͝ol′)
n. pl. fist·fuls
The amount that a fist can hold.

fistful

(ˈfɪstfʊl)
n
the amount that can be held in the fist

fist•ful

(ˈfɪst fʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
a handful.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fistful - the quantity that can be held in the hand
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
Translations

fistful

[ˈfɪstfʊl] Npuñado m

fistful

[ˈfɪstfʊl] n (= handful) → poignée f

fistful

nHandvoll f; a fistful of pound coinseine Handvoll Pfundmünzen

fistful

[ˈfɪstfʊl] npugno, manciata
References in classic literature ?
From his trousers pockets he took a fistful of crumpled bank notes and a good deal of silver coin, which he piled on the bureau indiscriminately with keys, knife, handkerchief, and whatever else happened to be in his pockets.
I tell you he's given me a fistful of big notes three days ago.
266 Games since Dons-humbling St Johnstone last scored five goals and 283 since they bagged a fistful away from home.
The film- maker is in Cannes to host a special celebration of the 50th anniversary of the birth of Spaghetti Western (genre) with the screening of Italian director Sergio Leone's newlyrestored A Fistful of Dollars on Saturday.
INGREDIENTS: 3tbsp vegetable oil Zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon, or 1 tbsp bottled lemon juice 1 clove of garlic Small piece of fresh ginger (approximately 1cm) or 1 tsp ground ginger A fistful of fresh coriander A fistful of fresh parsley, plus extra to garnish 1 onion 2 large carrots 1 potato 1/2 a vegetable stock cube METHOD: Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas 4.
CLINT EASTWOOD, right, became a Hollywood superstar thanks to his first outing as The Man With No Name in Sergio Leone's flawless Western A Fistful of Dollars (Five, tonight, 9pm).
WOODENBOX WITH A FISTFUL OF FIVERS are renowned for their raucous live shows; with a six-piece line up consisting of a ukulele playing drummer, a two-piece brass section and some organ thrown in for good measure.
It remains to be seen whether Fistful Of Dollars will develop into a horse capable of running in the valuable final of this series in September, but his immediate future looks bright and he could outclass this opposition.
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A Fistful of Collars might make you pause for thought next time you pop in with a sparkly little number you need given a whizz before you can wear it out on the town on Saturday night.
When Clint Eastwood went to Spain to film A Fistful Of Dollars he knew the film was going to be a bare-bones budget affair.
When Diane calls round and catches him in the act of downing a bottle of tequila and a fistful of pills, he even tries to claim it's all her fault for falling for his dad Billy.