car·​ful | \ ˈkär-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce carful (audio) \

Definition of carful

: as much or as many as a car will hold

Examples of carful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was another test about a week ago with a carful of cable car technicians. Carl Nolte,, "World’s oldest operating cable car rolling back to life this weekend," 7 Sep. 2019 On one recent afternoon, carfuls of people — some bringing supplies, some just curious — showed up every few hours at the gate to what the protesters call the Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy. Isabella Kwai, New York Times, "This Land Is a Sanctuary for Aboriginal Women. Bulldozers May Soon Come.," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of carful

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Carful.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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