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 Thousands of Guard troops from all across the country poured into D.C. by the planeload and busload late last week, in response to escalating security threats and fears of more rioting. Lolita C. Baldor, chicagotribune.com, "Photos of National Guard camping in parking garage spark anger as soldiers prepare to head home following inauguration," 22 Jan. 2021 Thousands of Guard troops from all across the country poured into D.C. by the planeload and busload late last week, in response to escalating security threats and fears of more rioting. Nomaan Merchant, Star Tribune, "Guard in DC forced to sleep in garages, sparking outcry," 22 Jan. 2021 After eight years, two SEC West titles & a busload of memories, Auburn parted ways with head coach Gus Malzahn this week. al, "First Down South: Auburn’s coaching search begins; Bama rolls into SEC Championship vs. Florida," 15 Dec. 2020 The Detroit Pistons dropped off a busload of gifts, food, and essentials to Pure Heart House, an organization serving kids with incarcerated parents. Jace Evans, USA TODAY, "In a very bad year, sports came through when we needed them most," 22 Dec. 2020 Before the pandemic, for example, seniors would come by the busload, but buses no longer drop off customers at casinos. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "Foxwoods dusts off Rubik’s cubes and leg warmers to resurrect the 1980s and draw gamblers 55 and older," 6 Nov. 2020 The prison reported its first three COVID-19 cases among inmates in July, but had no new cases until a busload of new prisoners arrived in late August, Burk said. Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune, "COVID-19 cases spike at two federal prisons in Minnesota," 24 Sep. 2020 Working under the umbrella of José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen, Samuelsson and his team have served more than 70,000 free meals—to the homeless, the newly unemployed, even a busload of prisoners that shows up every day around lunchtime. Matt Goulding, The Atlantic, "Our Weird Restaurant Future," 19 June 2020 Police initially blocked a ramp with vehicles, then a busload of officers in tactical gear arrived to solidify the line. Anna Beahm | Abeahm@al.com, al, "Demonstrations continue in Alabama including protest at Birmingham police headquarters," 31 May 2020

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First Known Use of busload

1854, in the meaning defined above

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8 Feb 2021

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“Busload.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/busload. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of busload

chiefly US : a large group of people that fills a bus

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