fistful

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noun fist·ful \ˈfist-ˌfu̇l\

Definition of fistful

  1. 1 :  handful a fistful of coins

  2. 2 :  a considerable number or amount a whole fistful of musicians — Thomas Lask

Examples of fistful in a Sentence

  1. She has won a fistful of awards.

  2. repairing the roof is going to cost a fistful of money

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First Known Use of fistful

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FISTFUL Defined for English Language Learners

fistful

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noun

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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