[ boks-fool ]

noun,plural box·fuls.
  1. as much as a box can hold: a boxful of cornflakes.

Origin of boxful

First recorded in 1840–50; box1 + -ful

usage note For boxful

See -ful.

Words Nearby boxful Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use boxful in a sentence

  • She had been very quiet for some time, absorbed in a boxful of the packets of flower-seeds, with gay pictures outside.

    The Carroll Girls | Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • "We want them to arrive with some shape still left to them and not merely a boxful of crumbs," said Ethel Brown earnestly.

  • But I had a boxful of matches in my trouser pocket, half-emptied: and, as it turned out, Farrell had preserved another.

    Foe-Farrell | Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Or they may be buried in a boxful of clean sand or sandy soil, and the sand kept moist by watering it every few days.

  • Jannie said he knew of none, except a boxful of cartridges standing in the loft.

    The Petticoat Commando | Johanna Brandt