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carful

[kahr-foo l]
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noun, plural car·fuls.
  1. the largest number or amount that a car can hold.
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Origin of carful

First recorded in 1825–35; car1 + -ful

Usage note

See -ful.
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Examples from the Web for carful

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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