[bas-kit-foo l, bah-skit-]

noun, plural bas·ket·fuls.

a sufficient quantity to fill a basket; the amount contained in a basket.
any considerable quantity: a basketful of surprises.

Origin of basketful

First recorded in 1565–75; basket + -ful

Usage note

See -ful. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for basketful

Historical Examples of basketful

  • Many a basketful has been brought to me to be identified with the hope of their edibility.

  • Bring in a basketful o' them Rome Beauties for Mr. Bennett to take home with him.

  • Just as they were leaving the cottage she came forward with a basketful of lovely apples.

    Grandmother Dear

    Mrs. Molesworth

  • "Now for Rackle Roy and a basketful of glashins and lithe," said Maurice.

    The Northern Iron

    George A. Birmingham

  • Could a man eat as much as he did—all our basketful of food?

    Morning Star

    H. Rider Haggard