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[glas-foo l, glahs-] /ˈglæs fʊl, ˈglɑs-/
noun, plural glassfuls.
an amount contained by or sufficient to fill a glass or tumbler.
Origin of glassful
before 900; Middle English; Old English glæs full. See glass, -ful
Usage note
See -ful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And I did, and the water came, and I pumped up a glassful, but he wouldn't take any.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • He took the decanter of water from the hands of his wife and poured out a glassful.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
  • Take a glassful of Paris green mixed with some delightful henbane.

    The Wedding Ring T. De Witt Talmage
  • Thim bottles are made of sheet-iron; they're so tick they don't hould a glassful.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • Bob, what would you say to a glassful of brandy—the real thing—my boy?

  • In handing a glassful to Miss Hobbs, he spilled a part on the floor.

  • About a glassful of limpid fluid flowed from it into the calabash.

  • It proved to be claret, and he poured out a glassful for me.

    A Bid for Fortune Guy Boothby
  • Carey raised his head a little, and half a glassful was swallowed with avidity.

    King o' the Beach George Manville Fenn
  • The pickup was in the form of another needle and a glassful of evil-looking fluid.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison

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