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[bot-l-foo l]
noun, plural bot·tle·fuls.
  1. the amount that a bottle can hold: drinking soda by the bottleful.
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Origin of bottleful

First recorded in 1860–65; bottle1 + -ful
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Examples from the Web for bottleful

Historical Examples

  • It comes in all sizes, holding from a bottleful to ten litres.

    Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces

    Francis Miltoun

  • Sturgess and I will hunt for water, and bring you a bottleful.

    His Unknown Wife

    Louis Tracy

  • If there is a stream near your school, go to it and get a bottleful of water.

  • On one occasion he brought with him a bottleful of horse-leeches which he had gathered in a neighbouring pool.

  • No longer can men drink a bottleful of port; some cannot drink tea; it is too exciting for their highly-wrought nervous systems.