shipload


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ship·load

 (shĭp′lōd′)
n.
The amount a ship can carry.

shipload

(ˈʃɪpˌləʊd)
n
(Nautical Terms) the quantity carried by a ship

ship•load

(ˈʃɪpˌloʊd)

n.
1. a full load for a ship.
2. the cargo carried by a ship.
[1630–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shipload - the amount of cargo that can be held by a boat or ship or a freight car; "he imported wine by the boatload"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
Translations

shipload

[ˈʃɪpləʊd] Ncargamento m

shipload

[ˈʃɪpləʊd] ncargaison f

shipload

[ˈʃɪpˌləʊd] ncarico (fig) (fam) → marea
References in classic literature ?
I had read sea-romances in my time, wherein figured, as a matter of course, the lone woman in the midst of a shipload of men; but I learned, now, that I had never comprehended the deeper significance of such a situation--the thing the writers harped upon and exploited so thoroughly.
And it was after long searching that I found out the carpenter's chest, which was, indeed, a very useful prize to me, and much more valuable than a shipload of gold would have been at that time.
That much rain does not fall is very certain, for the houses are covered only with flat roofs made of hardened mud; and on the mole shiploads of wheat were piled up, being thus left for weeks together without any shelter.
"You would be mad, then--mad as a March hare--to indulge in a passion for millions of shiploads of soil, timber, snow, and ice."
A stream of returning knights, of wounded soldiers, and of unransomed French noblemen, had been for a quarter of a century continually pouring into England, every one of whom exerted an influence in the direction of greater domestic refinement, while shiploads of French furniture from Calais, Rouen, and other plundered towns, had supplied our own artisans with models on which to shape their work.
Be rather the Mungo Park, the Lewis and Clark and Frobisher, of your own streams and oceans; explore your own higher latitudes -- with shiploads of preserved meats to support you, if they be necessary; and pile the empty cans sky-high for a sign.
The tale goes that 100 years ago a shipload of fence posts was landed from Italy and they all grew.
Manila has already filed diplomatic protests with Ottawa several times to get back their shipload of garbage since the waste was discovered to contain diapers and other useless and health-threatening trash, and not simply electronic refuse.
He said PNP Maritime operatives intercepted the contraband after they received information that the suspects will sneak into the city a shipload of smuggled items from Indonesia.
It can be recalled that a shipload of 5,176.91 metric tons of misdeclared 'plastic synthetic flakes' exported by Green Soko Co.
He came to England in 1939 to pick up a shipload of coal and he's been here ever since.