busload

noun
bus·load | \ˈbəs-ˌlōd \

Definition of busload 

: a load that fills a bus busloads of tourists

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In nearby Tiberias, on the edge of the Sea of Galilee, explosions could be heard above the music of bars entertaining busloads of tourists. Anchorage Daily News, "Israel launches military strike against Iranian targets in Syria," 10 May 2018 Among them: a ‘‘carnival of resistance’’ outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on Saturday, expected to attract busloads of protesters from across the country. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump back in Scotland ahead of Putin talks," 14 July 2018 When Revitalization Corps brought several busloads of children to Old Lyme, they were met with glares and epithets. Amy Crawford, Smithsonian, "Racism Kept Connecticut’s Beaches White Up Through the 1970s," 2 July 2018 The crowds are thin Friday, swelling only after late-afternoon prayers, when several busloads arrive. Loveday Morris, Washington Post, "‘A day of gas’ inside a Gaza ambulance," 18 May 2018 Every day, busloads of migrants are transferred from federal facilities to a central station in McAllen. Manuel Valdes, The Seattle Times, "Donations, volunteering surge at border asylum-seeker center," 25 June 2018 Every day, busloads of migrants are transferred from federal facilities to a central station in McAllen. Washington Post, "Donations, volunteering surge at border asylum-seeker center," 25 June 2018 Every day, busloads of migrants are transferred from federal facilities to a central station in McAllen. Manuel Valdes, Fox News, "Donations, volunteering surge at border asylum-seeker center," 25 June 2018 The jihadists seem to have allied themselves with the Mexican cartels, who apparently have been slipping them into the United States hidden among the busloads of migrants illegally entering the country to vote in our elections. Peter Keough, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Sicario’ sequel straddles the border," 28 June 2018

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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busload

noun

English Language Learners Definition of busload

: a large group of people that fills a bus

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