carload

noun
car·​load | \ˈkär-ˈlōd, -ˌlōd\

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

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Examples of carload in a Sentence

She brought home a carload of books. People were arriving by the carload.

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Starting in the 1950s, carloads of teenagers took over the street every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night. Laura J. Nelson, latimes.com, "The Valley will get light rail: Metro board approves north-south line along Van Nuys Boulevard," 28 June 2018 In Norwalk, where many of the workers arrested in the first big raid this month, residents have been donating carloads of groceries and diapers and giving money so teenagers can call parents who have been jailed. Washington Post, "Far from Southwest, children of workplace raids await fate," 24 June 2018 Another thing Barlow remembers is talking to the carloads of reporters who accompanied the raiding party. John D'anna, azcentral, "Think child separations are unprecedented? Here are 3 heartbreaking examples from history," 21 June 2018 Suddenly his boxes were arriving at our house by the carload. Susan Keaton, Naperville Sun, "Keaton: It's a whole different world in cyberspace, where tiny toy soldiers and replica WWII trucks can make someone's day," 14 July 2018 Cost: $5 donation per carload Cedarburg Garden Walk: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at four gardens in Cedarburg, sponsored by the Cedarburg Woman's Club. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "From Lake Country to the North Shore, here are 26 fun ways to spend the middle of your summer," 26 June 2018 Auto enthusiasts from across New England are welcome to exhibit or attend the classic car show A $10 entry fee will be collected from each exhibitor, and residents wishing to participate as a spectator will be charged $5 per carload. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windsor Locks Edition," 19 June 2018 Auto enthusiasts from across New England are welcome to exhibit or attend the classic car show A $10 entry fee will be collected from each exhibitor, and residents wishing to participate as a spectator will be charged $5 per carload. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windsor Locks Edition," 19 June 2018 On the one side, Sergeant Galik, the sergeant in charge of the park’s mounted unit, backed up by plainclothes officers and several carloads of Tactical Squad officers, also known as riot police. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, "Rockers rebuffed over RFK wake," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of carload

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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carload

noun

English Language Learners Definition of carload

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

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