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barrelful

[bar-uh l-foo l] /ˈbær əlˌfʊl/
noun, plural barrelfuls.
1.
the amount that a barrel can hold.
2.
any large quantity:
a barrelful of jokes.
Origin of barrelful
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at barrel, -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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n.

late 14c., from barrel (n.) + -ful.

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