noun Date: 1664 1. a load that fills a boat 2. an indefinitely large number <
a boatload of money

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  • boatload — boat•load [[t]ˈboʊtˌloʊd[/t]] n. naut. navig. the cargo that a boat carries • Etymology: 1670–80 …   From formal English to slang

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