shipful

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ship +‎ -ful

Noun[edit]

shipful ‎(plural shipfuls or shipsful)

  1. As much as a ship will hold.
    • 2007 January 19, Holland Cotter, “Treasure Hunt for Grown-Ups With Money”, New York Times:
      And in Elinor Gordon’s booth you’ll find a shipful of China Trade porcelains, of a kind that gave the West an image of China that the Chinese thought the West wanted to see.