carload

noun
car·​load | \ ˈkär-ˈlōd How to pronounce carload (audio) , -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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The 32-year-old Marine Corps veteran sent his wife and two daughters to safety along with three carloads of belongings. Marcio Jose Sanchez And Sudhin Thanawala, Fox News, "Northern California wildfire 9th most destructive in history," 31 July 2018 The 32-year-old Marine Corps veteran sent his wife and two daughters to safety along with three carloads of belongings. Marcio Jose Sanchez And Sudhin Thanawala, Fox News, "Northern California wildfire 9th most destructive in history," 31 July 2018 The 32-year-old Marine Corps veteran sent his wife and two daughters to safety along with three carloads of belongings. Marcio Jose Sanchez And Sudhin Thanawala, Fox News, "Northern California wildfire 9th most destructive in history," 31 July 2018 The 32-year-old Marine Corps veteran sent his wife and two daughters to safety along with three carloads of belongings. Marcio Jose Sanchez And Sudhin Thanawala, Fox News, "Northern California wildfire 9th most destructive in history," 31 July 2018 The 32-year-old Marine Corps veteran sent his wife and two daughters to safety along with three carloads of belongings. Marcio Jose Sanchez And Sudhin Thanawala, Fox News, "Northern California wildfire 9th most destructive in history," 31 July 2018 The 32-year-old Marine Corps veteran sent his wife and two daughters to safety along with three carloads of belongings. Marcio Jose Sanchez And Sudhin Thanawala, Fox News, "Northern California wildfire 9th most destructive in history," 31 July 2018 The 32-year-old Marine Corps veteran sent his wife and two daughters to safety along with three carloads of belongings. Marcio Jose Sanchez, The Seattle Times, "Twin wildfires threatening 10,000 California homes," 30 July 2018 And besides, as a carload of eccentric editors and creatives ourselves, we were fascinated by the West’s idiosyncratic roadside attractions and oddball souls who managed to carve out an existence in such a cultural void. Anne Slowey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Fear and Self-Loathing in the American Southwest," 25 July 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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