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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 ?
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.
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.
'Despite the ban on rice importation through the land borders, these countries continue to smuggle the commodity into Nigeria in shiploads. Despite the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) impounding shiploads of banned rice at various border areas, somehow, the commodity still find their way into local markets in Nigeria.
On the other hand, Elvira Obana, NFA-Bulacan manager, said that rice allocations to accredited rice retailers in Bulacan are now boosted by the arrival of two shiploads of rice in Subic Bay that are ready to be unloaded.
A US energy official had on Friday stated that IOC and BPCL have committed to buy eight shiploads of US oil by March 2018.
It has been reported that the respondent has been able to export a shipload and will soon be exporting more shiploads of high grade mineral ore shortly after he was granted extension of the OTP/MOEP,' Barbers said in his complaint.
This is a combined system of construction of sewer gravity sewage drains, sewers two shiploads a total length of 2.5 km, as well as the construction of sewer connections of about 67 properties.
Six shiploads of LNG were imported during January- March quarter,"he added.