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.
Recent Examples on the Web Tickets at the Milky Way will again be $35 per carload. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 May 2022 The Joe Burrow effect, Part III: A week before the Super Bowl, a carload of people pulled up at Athens High. Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2022 Tickets, free to March 31; $10 per carload after April 1. Annie Alleman,, 21 Mar. 2022 For $10 a carload, families can check out the world’s largest lighted reindeer, part of the new drive-thru Reindeer Road holiday lights attraction on the city’s north side outside Highpoint Church. Suzanne Baker,, 8 Dec. 2021 The line opens at 4:30 p.m. daily; tickets are $25 per carload. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Dec. 2021 Each carload typically receives 40 pounds of food, including a holiday turkey, dry goods and fresh produce, while supplies last. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Nov. 2021 Thursdays are double feature nights at the same $35 per carload price. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Oct. 2021 The fee is $2 per carload or $5 per SUV or pickup truckload, and is cash only. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of carload

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Carload.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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