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 In Oman vague guidelines meant for historical artifacts snared Farmer and Ward, who were arrested there with a carful of meteorites in 2011 and sentenced, after a brief trial, to 6 months in prison. Joshua Sokol, Science | AAAS, "An unusual meteorite, more valuable than gold, may hold the building blocks of life," 13 Aug. 2020 When a carful of young people pulled up, eying a tobacco shop on the ground floor, a thin, bearded man in reading glasses and a colorful button-down shirt told them that there was nothing to steal. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, "The Heart of the Uprising in Minneapolis," 15 June 2020 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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