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[sak-foo l] /ˈsæk fʊl/
noun, plural sackfuls.
the amount a sack will hold.
Origin of sackful
First recorded in 1475-85; sack1 + -ful
Usage note
See -ful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for sackful
Contemporary Examples
  • Buy when they say you have to make your own bed they really mean it and hand you a sackful of straw.

    His Royal Hayness Tom Sykes April 11, 2012
Historical Examples
  • When I saw him, I knew he was bringing us a sackful of garden produce.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • I am master of a hundred arts, and have into the bargain a sackful of cunning.

    Grimms' Fairy Tales The Brothers Grimm
  • They picked a sackful of the fruit to have at the noon meal.

    Secrets of the Andes

    James H. Foster
  • The Germans left a sackful in the park belonging to M. Desforges.

    Our Part in the Great War Arthur Gleason
  • There could not have been a sackful of sound firewood in all that heap of lumber!

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • From underground there comes, by the basketful and sackful, a sort of round root.

    Insect Adventures J. Henri Fabre
  • He had a sackful of this stored away, and he filled his pipe now with it.

  • But at last she returned with a sackful, and put them down beside the wolverine.

    The Brown Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  • From under ground there comes, by the basketful and sackful, a sort of round root.

    The Life of the Fly J. Henri Fabre

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