- as much as a bowl can hold: He ate two bowlfuls of soup.
Origin of bowlful
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Examples from the Web for bowlful
The baby was naturally attracted to the bowlful of gold and jewels, but an angel intervened and pushed his hand to the other bowl.Jon Stewart and 'Meet The Press' Would Have Been One Unhappy Marriage
October 9, 2014
When he got back he offered it to his wife, who treated it as she had done the first bowlful.The Crimson Fairy Book
That was now done, and he had that day borrowed a bowlful from a neighbour.Our Journey to the Hebrides
Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell
A house full and a hole full, but you can't catch a bowlful.'Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's
Laura Lee Hope
He poured out a bowlful for himself and another for his companion.
And Owain took the bowl, and threw a bowlful of water upon the slab.The Mabinogion
Lady Charlotte Guest