- the amount that a cap will hold.
Origin of capful
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Examples from the Web for capful
At an early period of his existence he broke a capful of eggs.
But the news from Orkney, Bryce, instead of croaking about a capful of wind?The Pirate
Sir Walter Scott
Whenever there is a capful of wind, and the water is a bit rough, I am sick as a dog.An Old English Home
Counter-jumpers and land-lubbers funk a capful of wind mightily.Ralph Denham's Adventures in Burma
Did you ever see so many halyards snap in your life, and in just a capful of wind?Sheila of Big Wreck Cove
James A. Cooper