boatload

[boht-lohd]
|

noun

the cargo that a vessel carries or is capable of carrying.

Origin of boatload

First recorded in 1670–80; boat + load
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for boatload

Contemporary Examples of boatload

Historical Examples of boatload



British Dictionary definitions for boatload

boatload

noun

the amount of cargo or number of people held by a boat or ship
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012