fistful
noun Date: 1611 1. handful <
a fistful of coins
>
2. a considerable number or amount <
a whole fistful of musicians — Thomas Lask
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fistful — 1610s, from FIST (Cf. fist) (n.) + FUL (Cf. ful) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fistful — [fistfool΄] n. pl. fistfuls HANDFUL …   English World dictionary

  • fistful — fist|ful [ˈfıstful] n an amount that is as much as you can hold in your hand fistful of ▪ a child clutching a fistful of toffees …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fistful — UK [ˈfɪstfʊl] / US [ˈfɪstʃʊl] noun [countable] Word forms fistful : singular fistful plural fistfuls the amount of something that you can hold in your fist a fistful of lottery tickets …   English dictionary

  • fistful — [[t]fɪ̱stfʊl[/t]] fistfuls N COUNT: usu N of n A fistful of things is the number of them that you can hold in your fist. Mandy handed him a fistful of coins …   English dictionary

  • fistful — /fist fool/, n., pl. fistfuls. a handful: a fistful of pennies. [1605 15; FIST1 + FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • fistful — fist|ful [ fıstʃul ] noun count the amount of something you can hold in your FIST: a fistful of lottery tickets …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fistful — noun (C) an amount that is as much as you can hold in your hand (+ of): a child clutching a fistful of toffees …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fistful — fist ► NOUN ▪ a person s hand when the fingers are bent in towards the palm and held there tightly. ● make a fist of Cf. ↑make a fist of DERIVATIVES fisted adjective fistful noun. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • fistful — noun the amount that can be held in a closed fist Syn: handful …   Wiktionary

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