shovelful
noun (plural shovelfuls; also shovelsful) Date: 1533 as much as a shovel will hold

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Shovelful — Shov el*ful, n.; pl. {Shovelfuls}. As much as a shovel will hold; enough to fill a shovel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shovelful — [shuv′əl fool΄] n. pl. shovelfuls as much as a shovel will hold …   English World dictionary

  • shovelful — UK [ˈʃʌv(ə)lfʊl] / US noun [countable] Word forms shovelful : singular shovelful plural shovelfuls the amount of something that can fit on a shovel …   English dictionary

  • shovelful — noun The amount that can be moved at once with a shovel. One shovelful of dirt makes a molehill, a million shovelfuls make a mountain …   Wiktionary

  • shovelful — /shuv euhl fool /, n., pl. shovelfuls. the amount held by a shovel. [1525 35; SHOVEL + FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • shovelful — shov|el|ful [ˈʃʌvəlful] n the amount of coal, snow, earth etc that you can carry on a shovel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shovelful — shov|el|ful [ ʃʌvlful ] noun count the amount of something that can fit on a shovel …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shovelful — shov·el·ful || ʃʌvlfÊŠl n. amount of material that a shovel can hold …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shovelful — noun (C) the amount of coal, snow, earth etc that you can carry on a shovel …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shovelful — shov·el·ful …   English syllables

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