spadeful
noun see spade I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Spadeful — Spade ful (sp[=a]d f[.u]l), n.; pl. {Spadefuls} (sp[=a]d f[.u]lz). [Spade + full.] As much as a spade will hold or lift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spadeful — has the plural form spadefuls. See ful …   Modern English usage

  • spadeful — /spayd fool/, n., pl. spadefuls. the amount that can be dug out with or carried on a spade. [1635 45; SPADE1 + FUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • spadeful — noun The amount held by (or moved by) a spade (shovel) at once. A shovelful …   Wiktionary

  • spadeful — spade·ful || speɪdfÊŠl n. amount that can be dug with or carried on a spade …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spadeful — spade·ful …   English syllables

  • spadeful — noun the quantity a shovel can hold • Syn: ↑shovel, ↑shovelful • Derivationally related forms: ↑shovel (for: ↑shovel) • Hypernyms: ↑containerful …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spadefuls — Spadeful Spade ful (sp[=a]d f[.u]l), n.; pl. {Spadefuls} (sp[=a]d f[.u]lz). [Spade + full.] As much as a spade will hold or lift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Wrekin — Infobox Mountain Name = The Wrekin Photo = TheWrekin.jpg Caption = The Wrekin near Atcham, Shropshire with the M54 motorway visible in the distance. Elevation = 407 metres (1335 feet) Location = Shropshire, England Prominence = 298 m Parent peak …   Wikipedia

  • break ground — {v. phr.} To begin a construction project by digging for the foundation; especially, to turn the formal first spadeful of dirt. * /City officials and industrial leaders were there as the company broke ground for its new building./ See: BREAK NEW… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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