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[kahr-foo l] /ˈkɑr fʊl/
noun, plural carfuls.
the largest number or amount that a car can hold.
Origin of carful
First recorded in 1825-35; car1 + -ful
Usage note
See -ful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • We once took out a carful of supplies to 300 Belgian soldiers.

    Golden Lads Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
  • The afternoon advanced; carful after carful of tourists came down the dusty road, but none of them the ones we so eagerly awaited.

    The Campfire Girls Go Motoring Hildegard G. Frey
  • Occasionally I have been taken for other women; but I never before had any one think that I was a carful.

  • I'm going to take a carful of bride roses around to the Champneys house and put 'em under old Chadwick Champneys's portrait!

    The Purple Heights Marie Conway Oemler

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