barrelful

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English barel ful, barell fulle; equivalent to barrel +‎ -ful.

Noun[edit]

barrelful (plural barrelfuls or barrelsful)

  1. As much as a barrel will hold.
  2. A large amount.
    • 1952, Kiplinger's Personal Finance (volume 6, number 8, August 1952, page 32)
      Chlorophyl is showing up by the barrelful in beauty lotions, tooth pastes, soaps, chewing gum, mouthwashes, antihalitosis tablets, tobacco and dog food.

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