bucketload

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noun buck·et·load \ˈbə-kət-ˌlōd\

Definition of bucketload

plural

bucketloads

  1. 1 :  a quantity or load that fills a bucket :  bucketful a bucketload of water

  2. 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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