carload

noun car·load \ ˈkär-ˈlōd , -ˌlōd \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of carload

1 : a load (as of occupants) that fills a car
  • a carload of tourists
2 : the minimum number of tons required for shipping at carload rates
3 : a large unspecified quantity
  • a carload of excuses

Examples of carload in a Sentence

  1. She brought home a carload of books.

  2. People were arriving by the carload.

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First Known Use of carload

1567

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CARLOAD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of carload for English Language Learners

  • : the amount of people or things that will fit in a car : a car full of people or things



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