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.
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With five overs to go, the game was on a knife-edge but a fistful of wickets from Alex Lester (5-21) saw the match home and Whatton had secured their first win since April.
A pair of teens abscond with a fistful of stolen cash to an all-night party where various family conflicts are brought to a head.
A wisp, a flash, a fleeting pass, disappearing under your cloak, I reached out but could only grasp a despairing fistful of smoke.
formula simpler: a pinch of salt, to a fistful of sugar, to a litre of boiled water.
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RICHMOND, California: Prosecutors in the San Francisco Bay Area have filed hate crime charges against two men accused of attacking a Sikh man by removing his turban and cutting a fistful of hair with a pocket knife last month, officials said.
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