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boatload

noun boat·load \ˈbōt-ˌlōd\

: an amount or number that will fill a boat

Full Definition of BOATLOAD

1
:  a load that fills a boat
2
:  an indefinitely large number <a boatload of money>

Examples of BOATLOAD

  1. <a boatload of publicity for the new handheld devices>

First Known Use of BOATLOAD

1664

Related to BOATLOAD

Synonyms
abundance, barrel, basketful, lot, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yard
Antonyms
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace

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