planeload

noun
plane·​load | \ ˈplān-ˌlōd How to pronounce planeload (audio) \

Definition of planeload

: a load that fills an airplane

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With production deadlines blown, the company was forced to rip out assembly lines and rush six planeloads of German robots at eye-watering expense to make up for delays. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "Tesla’s losses are piling up despite record sales," 24 July 2019 Rather than the 7% or so fee investment banks may charge for flying planeloads of investment bankers around the world, companies like Slack can simply hold a webinar. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "After Slack, the IPO market might never be the same," 19 June 2019 Six planeloads of them wound up at Logan, Freni said. Patrick Mcgeehan, BostonGlobe.com, "How Logan Airport bounced back from the snowstorm that crippled JFK," 28 Feb. 2018 But Logan reopened the next morning and operated normally through the weekend — except for having to accommodate six planeloads of passengers diverted there from Kennedy, which remained paralyzed. Patrick Mcgeehan, BostonGlobe.com, "How Logan Airport bounced back from the snowstorm that crippled JFK," 28 Feb. 2018 Eight days later, a planeload of passengers in Japan had to barrel out of a 787 on emergency slides. Sam Walker, WSJ, "One Leader Sent Boeing Into a Hurricane; Landing It Was the Next Guy’s Job," 27 Apr. 2018 New museums have opened, international galleries have set up shop, and planeloads of freshly minted MFAs pack their brushes and canvases to move here each year. Marissa Gluck, Los Angeles Magazine, "Here’s Why You Should Tip the Bartender Next Time You’re at an Art Opening," 24 Apr. 2018 But Logan reopened the next morning and operated normally through the weekend — except for having to accommodate six planeloads of passengers diverted there from Kennedy, which remained paralyzed. Patrick Mcgeehan, BostonGlobe.com, "How Logan Airport bounced back from the snowstorm that crippled JFK," 28 Feb. 2018 But Logan reopened the next morning and operated normally through the weekend — except for having to accommodate six planeloads of passengers diverted there from Kennedy, which remained paralyzed. Patrick Mcgeehan, BostonGlobe.com, "How Logan Airport bounced back from the snowstorm that crippled JFK," 28 Feb. 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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planeload

noun

English Language Learners Definition of planeload

: an amount or number of people or things that will fill an airplane

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