[boks-foo l]

noun, plural box·fuls.

as much as a box can hold: a boxful of cornflakes.

Origin of boxful

First recorded in 1840–50; box1 + -ful

Usage note

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

Examples from the Web for boxful

Historical Examples of boxful

  • There was a boxful of packets of various flower-seeds to choose from, for the front garden.


    Joseph Conrad

  • Within a few days you will, I hope, get a boxful of the books which I have sent you as you asked me.


    Eliot H. Robinson

  • After many experiments we succeeded in making a boxful of matches.

    My Reminiscences

    Rabindranath Tagore

  • He said that he was meditating the sale of the boxful to someone.

    The Confessions of a Collector

    William Carew Hazlitt

  • His garden was to him what a boxful of jewels is to some women.

    The Guests Of Hercules

    C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson