basketful

noun
bas·​ket·​ful | \ ˈba-skit-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce basketful (audio) \
plural basketfuls\ ˈba-​skit-​ˌfu̇lz How to pronounce basketful (audio) \ also basketsful\ ˈba-​skits-​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce basketful (audio) \

Definition of basketful

: as much or as many as a basket will hold also : a considerable quantity

Examples of basketful in a Sentence

the movie showed off a basketful of eye-popping special effects
Recent Examples on the Web Cheesy, herby, garlicky and just a little spicy -- and better for you than eating an entire pizza or a basketful of breadsticks for dinner. Casey Barber, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 Cheesy, herby, garlicky and just a little spicy -- and better for you than eating an entire pizza or a basketful of breadsticks for dinner. Casey Barber, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 Cheesy, herby, garlicky and just a little spicy -- and better for you than eating an entire pizza or a basketful of breadsticks for dinner. Casey Barber, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 Cheesy, herby, garlicky and just a little spicy -- and better for you than eating an entire pizza or a basketful of breadsticks for dinner. Casey Barber, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 Cheesy, herby, garlicky and just a little spicy -- and better for you than eating an entire pizza or a basketful of breadsticks for dinner. Casey Barber, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 Cheesy, herby, garlicky and just a little spicy -- and better for you than eating an entire pizza or a basketful of breadsticks for dinner. Casey Barber, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 Cheesy, herby, garlicky and just a little spicy -- and better for you than eating an entire pizza or a basketful of breadsticks for dinner. Casey Barber, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 Cheesy, herby, garlicky and just a little spicy -- and better for you than eating an entire pizza or a basketful of breadsticks for dinner. Casey Barber, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of basketful

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

19 Apr 2022

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“Basketful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basketful. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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