boatload

noun boat·load \ ˈbōt-ˌlōd \
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

Definition of boatload

1 : a load that fills a boat
  • a boatload of passengers
2 : an indefinitely large number or amount
  • a boatload of criticism
  • a boatload of money

Examples of boatload in a Sentence

  1. a boatload of publicity for the new handheld devices

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First Known Use of boatload

1625

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BOATLOAD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of boatload for English Language Learners

  • : an amount or number that will fill a boat



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