arm·​load | \ ˈärm-ˌlōd How to pronounce armload (audio) \

Definition of armload

: armful

Examples of armload in a Sentence

an armload of clean clothes

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The couple in line ahead of us brought along a group of relatives, all dressed up and holding armloads of flowers. Summer Block, Longreads, "Better Late," 23 Aug. 2019 Chu was carrying armloads of items to the sidewalk staging area beforee helping to settle Victoria, recently graduated from St. Viator High School, in her new dorm room. Graydon Megan,, "Elmhurst College move-in day draws hundreds of incoming freshmen," 22 Aug. 2019 Those were chaotic events, with shoppers grabbing merchandise by the armload. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Lilly Pulitzer, Missoni, Jason Wu, and more Target collaborations are coming back to the big-box store.," 1 Aug. 2019 At an April swap Ms. Oakes hosted at retailer Lululemon ’s HUB Seventeen studio in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, many of the 135 attendees arrived early carrying armloads of plants and snaking in a line down the block. Michelle Slatalla, WSJ, "Plant Swaps: The Cheap Way to Score Rare Houseplants," 7 June 2018 Cumulatively, Weiss’s approach to pre-matrimony body management resembles one of those old TV competitions where contestants tore around a grocery store sweeping indiscriminate armloads of products into their cart. Charlotte Shane, The Cut, "I Think About This a Lot: Emily Weiss’s Wedding Prep Routine," 3 Apr. 2018 Among the most memorable: In 2006, a container filled with thousands of bags of Doritos washed up off Frisco, creating a frenzy as people snatched armloads of nacho cheese, cool ranch and spicy nacho varieties. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Maritime mystery: Where are 70 cargo containers that fell overboard off NC coast? | Charlotte Observer," 14 Mar. 2018 An aide trailed him, holding an armload of books for signing. Washington Post, "‘It’s our little Trump safe space.’ In troubled times, the president’s D. C. hotel is a refuge for his fans," 13 Dec. 2017 Nothing sucks the fun out of a Saturday afternoon like fighting through hordes of tourists pointing cameras at enormous, barking marine mammals, lugging armloads of shopping bags, and chowing down on clam chowder. Marisa Kendall,, "'Forest bathing' and more: Trying out Airbnb's 'experiences'," 6 Oct. 2017

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1738, in the meaning defined above

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