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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That and sending carloads of pitchers to surgeons and doctors, and enduring the odd suspension (Frankie Montas). Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "A’s beef up rotation with Tanner Roark at relatively small risk and cost," 31 July 2019 The biggest order owners can recall was two carloads of pizzas -- at least 60 -- for a volleyball tournament. Deborah Storey | For Al.com, al.com, "Food delivery craze drives GrubSouth," 17 July 2019 In the year after Trump took office, state and local police officers across Pennsylvania swept carloads of Latino immigrants into ICE’s grasp. Jeff Gammage, ProPublica, "ACLU Sues Pennsylvania State Police, Alleging They’ve Overstepped in Acting as Immigration Authorities," 5 July 2019 The park lures capacity crowds on weekends and holidays, jamming Wekiwa Springs Road with carloads of sweaty visitors and forcing the park’s closure. Stephen Hudak, orlandosentinel.com, "Traffic jams at Wekiwa Springs to get $1M fix — but not till winter," 3 July 2019 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 That’s an armored carload more than the $25,000 that Brown’s attorney, Charles Bonner, says the city had put on the table in hopes of settling the case ahead of trial. Matier & Ross, San Francisco Chronicle, "Shove by Oakland city councilwoman could cost taxpayers $3 million," 8 Jan. 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

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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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