Definition of fistful
1 : handful a fistful of coins
2 : a considerable number or amount a whole fistful of musicians — Thomas Lask
Examples of fistful in a Sentence
She has won a fistful of awards.
repairing the roof is going to cost a fistful of money
Recent Examples of fistful from the Web
Char a fistful of jalapeños, then remove the seeds, skins, and stems.
In response, a Zoroastrian priest approached the pitcher and added a fistful of sugar.
There are still stripes of snow on the mountains, which are peppered here and there with fistfuls of pipe-cleaner pine trees.
Over the past two seasons, the Browns have drafted 24 players and spent fistfuls of cash on free agents to overhaul the team.
Fistful of history Nintendo's last tough-as-nails blip in the cultural zeitgeist came almost exactly 10 years ago, but not in the form of a game.
With a fistful of cash in his hands, the Cinematic signee hangs out of lavish cars while reciting the lyrics to his contagious tune.
Meals consisting of white bread, cheese and a fistful of leafy greens replaced gourmet meals served by celebrity chefs.
Arriving at a vacant window, the boys, both about 9, reached up to the marble slab above their heads and grabbed two fistfuls of green lollipops apiece.
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First Known Use of fistful
FISTFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fistful for English Language Learners
: an amount that can be held in one hand
: a somewhat large number or amount
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