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Etymology 1[edit]

sack (bag) +‎ -ful


sackful (plural sackfuls or sacksful)

  1. the amount a sack would contain
    A sackful of sand won't help the soil here much, but a dump truck full would.

Etymology 2[edit]

sack (verb) +‎ -ful


sackful (comparative more sackful, superlative most sackful)

  1. (obsolete) Intent on plunder.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chapman to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sackful in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)