barrelful

noun bar·rel·ful \ ˈber-əl-ˌfu̇l , ˈba-rəl- \

Definition of barrelful

plural barrelfuls play \-ˌfu̇lz\ or barrelsful play \-əlz-ˌfu̇l\
1 :as much or as many as a barrel will hold
2 :a large number or amount
  • a barrelful of laughs

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14th century


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