noun ship·load \-ˈlōd, -ˌlōd\

: an amount or number that will fill a ship

Full Definition of SHIPLOAD

:  as much or as many as will fill or load a ship
:  an indefinitely large amount or number

Examples of SHIPLOAD

  1. Shiploads of settlers came to the New World.
  2. <it must have taken a shipload of money to build that mansion>

First Known Use of SHIPLOAD


Related to SHIPLOAD

abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, 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, lot, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yard
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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