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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. 2017.
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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 10, 2012
Historical Examples
  • If you can contrive to take home a sackful of those stones, old man, you need no longer fear money troubles, eh?

  • When I saw him, I knew he was bringing us a sackful of garden produce.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • I'm not denying she's fond of jewelry,” he said; “but it's too much for half a sackful of turnips.

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough
  • I am master of a hundred arts, and have into the bargain a sackful of cunning.

    Grimms' Fairy Tales The Brothers Grimm
  • The foreman had sent him over here with a sackful of letters for the post, and to bring back the week's mail for the ranch.

    Lin McLean Owen Wister
  • From underground there comes, by the basketful and sackful, a sort of round root.

    Insect Adventures J. Henri Fabre
  • The youthful King David appeared with his sling and his sackful of pebbles.

    The Devil's Elixir E. T. A. Hoffmann
  • But at last she returned with a sackful, and put them down beside the wolverine.

    The Brown Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  • F is unpronouncd in mastiff and t is spoken instead of f, in handful, armful, sackful.

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