Definition of shipload
1 : as much or as many as will fill or load a ship
2 : an indefinitely large amount or number
Examples of shipload in a sentence
Shiploads of settlers came to the New World.
it must have taken a shipload of money to build that mansion
First Known Use of shipload
SHIPLOAD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shipload for English Language Learners
: an amount or number that will fill a ship
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