bus·​load ˈbəs-ˌlōd How to pronounce busload (audio)
: a load that fills a bus
busloads of tourists

Examples of busload in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ida Fiore, a volunteer from Lake Forest, Ill., who has helped organize care packages for migrants, said that ever since a busload of migrants arrived in nearby Highland Park in December, city officials and residents have worked to gather supplies for them. Julie Bosman, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2024 Abductions by the busload: Haitians are being held hostage by a surge in kidnappings Rape wasn’t classified as a criminal offense here until 2005. Amanda Coletta, Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2024 But on a recent school day, as a busload of students arrived for their afternoon classes, the small Northeast Washington campus livened up — music blared from a speaker in the common room and teens chatted excitedly over trail mix. Lauren Lumpkin, Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2024 Second trip later in the year was like a busload of fans there, but the Queen was regal and calm as ever. Los Angeles Times, 6 Jan. 2024 Cities like New York and Chicago have struggled in recent months to accommodate the busloads of migrants arriving during the latest surge in migration. Edgar Sandoval, New York Times, 4 Jan. 2024 Naperville, Aurora, Fox River Grove, Elmhurst, and Cicero are among the towns and villages that have witnessed busloads of migrants arriving in recent weeks. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 28 Dec. 2023 The contributions helped to send six busloads of high school students from Detroit to the Success College Tour in Atlanta in March. Detroit Free Press, 7 Jan. 2024 Monday’s arrivals are the ninth busload of people to be sent to the city since June. Somini Sengupta, New York Times, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of busload was in 1854

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“Busload.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/busload. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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