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[truhngk-foo l] /ˈtrʌŋk fʊl/
noun, plural trunkfuls.
the amount that a trunk will hold.
Informal. a full or abundant supply:
a trunkful of hopes.
Origin of trunkful
First recorded in 1700-10; trunk + -ful
Usage note
See -ful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Nan had a plentiful supply of warm winter clothing, and she took a trunkful.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • She had brought half a trunkful with her, to help while away the time at Manituck.

    The Slipper Point Mystery Augusta Huiell Seaman
  • She is going to return to Broadway this autumn, and she has a trunkful of plays to read.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • I'll bet you have a trunkful of letters from me—unless you've destroyed them.

  • I've made Betsy send home for a trunkful of evening gowns in order to keep up our social standing.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • Hes got a trunkful of itwothless stuff, of coursethat he carries with him everywhere.

    Wheat and Huckleberries

    Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
  • Well go shopping to-morrow morning bright and early, and get a trunkful of new clothes.

    Aunt Crete's Emancipation Grace Livingston Hill
  • He now started for home in earnest, by way of Paris, with what a contemporary calls "a trunkful of medals."

  • She had ordered a trunkful to sell on sight, but Arvilly will never git over what she has went through, never.

  • Also he had built himself a rustic table, and unpacked a trunkful of blankets and dishes and writing-pads and books.

    Love's Pilgrimage Upton Sinclair

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