wa·​gon·​load | \ ˈwa-gən-ˌlōd How to pronounce wagonload (audio) \

Definition of wagonload

1 : a load that fills or could fill a wagon a wagonload of apples
2 : an indefinitely large quantity a wagonload of options

Examples of wagonload in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes Natives and newcomers, the white families lurching in by the wagonload as the century turned, coexisted. Caitlin Fitz, The Atlantic, "Conquerors Armed With Spreadsheets," 8 Apr. 2020 A few weeks later, an eager group of 40 middle schoolers from the St Joseph’s Camp S*MILE summer program also lent a hand and set a summer record by gathering three wagonloads of corn during their visit to First Fruits Farm. Melissa Whatley, baltimoresun.com, "Cockeysville groups get their hands dirty to help the hungry," 3 Sep. 2019 And there are still two wagonloads of hay In the cut fields that need to be brought in Out of the risks of the weather, Bales well-cured and dry, sweet stuff. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "A Celtic Medley: Poems By James Mele," 11 Mar. 2018 Harvey’s was serving 500 wagonloads of the tasty bivalves a week. John Kelly, Washington Post, "D.C. law said African Americans could eat anywhere. The reality was different.," 13 Feb. 2018 The name, however, has a longer history because the location once housed the Cuban restaurant Victor’s Cafe; near the front door there’s still a mural of oxen pulling a wagonload of sugar cane. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Legacy Records Lends Several Dining Options to Hudson Yards," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of wagonload

1684, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wagonload.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wagonload. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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