wagonload

noun

wa·​gon·​load ˈwa-gən-ˌlōd How to pronounce wagonload (audio)
1
: a load that fills or could fill a wagon
a wagonload of apples
2
: an indefinitely large quantity
a wagonload of options

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Before purchasing a wagonload of rose plants, and then scratching your head over what to do with those scraggly things, read up for tips on how to prepare a proper home for your rose bushes. Patricia S York, Southern Living, 25 Mar. 2021 Sometimes Natives and newcomers, the white families lurching in by the wagonload as the century turned, coexisted. Caitlin Fitz, The Atlantic, 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, 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, 11 Mar. 2018 Harvey’s was serving 500 wagonloads of the tasty bivalves a week. John Kelly, Washington Post, 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, 20 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1684, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wagonload was in 1684

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Cite this Entry

“Wagonload.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wagonload. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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