bus·​load | \ ˈbəs-ˌlōd How to pronounce busload (audio) \

Definition of busload

: a load that fills a bus busloads of tourists

Examples of busload in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In April, cops in Georgia pulled over a busload of mostly Black college athletes for the most specious of reasons. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 11 May 2022 Wednesday morning, a busload of Ukrainians arrived at El Chaparral plaza on the south side of the crossing. Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Apr. 2022 One memorable scene features Critchlow’s character using a gun on a cow just as a busload of children appears. Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Feb. 2022 Bullough shows up with a busload of rubberneckers in front of elegant mansions and steel-and-glass apartment towers in Knightsbridge and Belgravia, and points out the multimillion-pound residences of the shady expatriates who find refuge there. Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker, 17 Mar. 2022 Louisville brought a busload of toys for local kids impacted by the tornado; its basketball players unloaded Friday night. Brett Dawson, The Courier-Journal, 20 Dec. 2021 Another busload of musicians drove 70 miles to Andrews from Brownfield High School in Brownfield, Tex., where Will Burks is the band director. Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2021 In July, a busload of 16 people was kidnapped in the northern city of Gros-Morne. Washington Post, 9 Oct. 2021 Generations of schoolchildren from Northern California wandered the home’s winding Victorian hallways and staircases by the busload. Dustin Gardiner, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of busload

1854, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2022

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“Busload.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/busload. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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