shipload

noun ship·load \ ˈship-ˈlōd , -ˌlōd \
|Updated on: 31 May 2018

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

  1. Shiploads of settlers came to the New World.

  2. it must have taken a shipload of money to build that mansion

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First Known Use of shipload

1639

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : an amount or number that will fill a ship


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