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

Definition of basketful

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

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Examples of basketful in a Sentence

the movie showed off a basketful of eye-popping special effects
Recent Examples on the Web Theft: West Bagley Road Police hope to identify and arrest a man and two woman, all middle-aged, who stole a basketful of merchandise at about 5:30 a.m. April 2 from CVS Pharmacy, 212 West Bagley. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Woman steals cigarettes from ashtray; deplorables steal basket of merchandise: Berea police blotter," 9 Apr. 2020 But while supportive lawmakers note the latest borrowing is backed by the basketful of new and higher taxes and fees, others argue that spending is spending and taxpayers pay either way. Ray Long,, "Inside Illinois lawmakers’ pork-barrel frenzy: Pickleball courts, dog parks and clout," 7 June 2019 The self-taught, self-reliant chef of Puerto Rican descent has already harvested basketfuls of other produce—shiny heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, chiles—today. Sunset, "Throw a Summery Latin-Asian Fusion Feast," 22 Jan. 2018 A few more foolishly simple tips All kidding aside, our Easter experts had a basketful of advice. Anne Schamberg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Not a peep of stress: A foolishly simple menu for an April 1 Easter," 20 Mar. 2018 The drinks pair well with the duros, puffed wheat snacks that come served with Valentina hot sauce and lime by the basketful. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Kickin' it at Goodnight Charlie's in Montrose," 31 Jan. 2018 Despite a basketful of injuries, the Hawkeyes kept winning and finished the regular season 12-0. Scott Dochterman, ajc, "On the Beat: How Iowa bounces back from tough losses defines a season’s success," 28 Sep. 2017 And yet, Watergate has overshadowed this waste-basketful of transgressions. Zachary Jonathan Jacobson, New Republic, "The Search for Donald Trump’s Own Watergate," 16 May 2017 Qatar Airways also took home a basketful of recognition from Skytrax fliers, including World's Best Business Class, Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East. Monica Poling,, "Qatar Airways entices travelers with free hotel stays," 10 May 2017

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First Known Use of basketful

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Basketful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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