shovelful

noun shov·el·ful \ ˈshə-vəl-ˌfu̇l \

Definition of shovelful

plural shovelfuls play \ˈshə-vəl-ˌfu̇lz\ also shovelsful play \-vəlz-ˌfu̇l\
: as much as a shovel will hold

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shovelful

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Definition of shovelful for English Language Learners

  • : the amount that a shovel will hold


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