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bucketful

[buhk-it-foo l]
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noun, plural buck·et·fuls.
  1. the amount that a bucket can hold: a bucketful of water.
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Origin of bucketful

First recorded in 1555–65; bucket + -ful

Usage note

See -ful.
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Examples from the Web for bucketful

Historical Examples

  • It was as though he had thrown a bucketful of water over me.

    Romance

    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

  • Diamonds are very cheap now; they find 'em by the bucketful in the Cape, you know.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice

  • "He meant to draw it by the bucketful and not in drops," interpreted Billington.

    Standish of Standish

    Jane G. Austin

  • They are fine and large, and so plentiful that I can gather a bucketful in an hour.

  • She was as delighted as we were, and wanted us to have a bucketful brought on deck.

    Twice Lost

    W.H.G. Kingston