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- Enough of something to fill a boat, or a boat filled with the thing in question
- The city consumes boatfuls of fish every day.
2007, January 1, “Amy Cortese”, in At Sea With a Book to Read, and the Author of It, Too:
- Often sponsored by publishers, the cruises, aboard commercial liners, feature popular authors who give readings and seminars -- even knitting lessons -- to boatfuls of book lovers.