noun Date: 1873 as much as a cap will hold <
a capful of detergent

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Capful — Cap ful, n.; pl. {Capfuls}. As much as will fill a cap. [1913 Webster] +PJC {A capful of wind} (Naut.), a light puff of wind. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capful — [kap′fool΄] n. pl. capfuls as much as the cap of the bottle can hold …   English World dictionary

  • capful — cap ► NOUN 1) a soft, flat hat without a brim and usually with a peak. 2) a soft, close fitting head covering worn for a particular purpose. 3) a protective lid or cover for a bottle, pen, etc. 4) Dentistry an artificial protective covering for a …   English terms dictionary

  • capful — /kap fool/, n., pl. capfuls. the amount that a cap will hold. [1710 20; CAP1 + FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • capful — noun /ˈkæpfʊl/ The amount that will fit into a cap …   Wiktionary

  • capful — n. amount that a cap can hold …   English contemporary dictionary

  • capful — cap·ful …   English syllables

  • capful — cap•ful [[t]ˈkæp fʊl[/t]] n. pl. fuls use the amount that a cap will hold …   From formal English to slang

  • capful — /ˈkæpfʊl/ (say kapfool) noun (plural capfuls) as much as a cap will hold …   Australian English dictionary

  • capful — noun the quantity that a cap will hold • Hypernyms: ↑containerful …   Useful english dictionary

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