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wineglassful

[wahyn-glas-foo l, -glahs-]
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noun, plural wine·glass·fuls.
  1. the capacity of a wineglass, typically containing four to six fluid ounces.
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Origin of wineglassful

First recorded in 1815–25; wineglass + -ful

Usage note

See -ful.
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Examples from the Web for wineglassful

Historical Examples

  • “Not quite a wineglassful,” replied Peter, somewhat subdued.

    The Young Fur Traders

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Give only a wineglassful at a time, as often as the patient can take it.

  • A wineglassful every 1⁄2 hour or hour; as a diaphoretic and expectorant.

  • A wineglassful, or more, repeated every half-hour, until it operates.

  • Pour over a wineglassful of white wine, and a cupful of stock.