buck·​et·​load | \ ˈbə-kət-ˌlōd How to pronounce bucketload (audio) \
plural bucketloads

Definition of bucketload

1 : a quantity or load that fills a bucket : bucketful a bucketload of water
2 informal : a very large amount … lovable bad boys, which it seemed to produce by the bucketload.— Jon Fine, ESPN, 10 Jan. 2000 often plural… did people expect to make bucketloads of money off independent movies back then?— Anne Stockwell, The Advocate, 30 Mar. 2004

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First Known Use of bucketload

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bucketload.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucketload. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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