trainload

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train +‎ load

Noun[edit]

trainload (plural trainloads)

  1. The amount that can be transported by a train.
  2. (by extension) A large amount.
    You just bought yourself a trainload of trouble. I think you're now in over your head.
    • 1926, Gerald William Bullett, The Baker's Cart: And Other Tales, page 164
      A shudder ran through Mr. Binnacle. Better a whole trainload of invigilators than this grotesque and solitary persecutor!
    • 2012, Mary Seaton, Tales From The Sand Hills, page 47
      They were peculiar people, slow. Well more backwards I think, probably a bit retarded. Well very retarded actually - the father had a few 'roos loose in the top paddock but the mother had a whole trainload.

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