[tey-buh l-spoon-foo l]
- the amount a tablespoon can hold.
- a volumetric measure equal to ½ fluid ounce (14.8 ml), or three teaspoonfuls. Abbreviation: T., tbs., tbsp.
Origin of tablespoonful
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Examples from the Web for tablespoonful
Add a tablespoonful of carbolic acid to the gallon while hot.Taxidermy
Leon Luther Pray
A tablespoonful of seed will sow a patch twenty-five feet square.Agriculture for Beginners
Charles William Burkett
A tablespoonful of vinegar added to the dye bath helps the colour.Vegetable Dyes
Ethel M. Mairet
One tablespoonful of vinegar adds a pleasant taste to this dish.The Italian Cook Book
Grate the corn; allow an egg and a tablespoonful of cream for every cupful.365 Luncheon Dishes