[ boosh-uhl-fool ]

noun,plural bush·el·fuls.
  1. an amount equal to the capacity of a bushel.

Origin of bushelful

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at bushel1, -ful

usage note For bushelful

See -ful.

Words Nearby bushelful

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How to use bushelful in a sentence

  • He is asked if beans are taken from a bushelful, what colour predominates?

    The Browning Cyclopdia | Edward Berdoe
  • Little Klaus gave the farmer his sack with the dry skin, and got instead a good bushelful of money.

    The Yellow Fairy Book | Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
  • He pushed the empty chest into the river and then went home with the sexton to get his bushelful of money.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales | Hans Christian Andersen
  • And so quite contentedly they paid the bushelful of gold pieces to the peasant, who had got kisses, not cuffs, by his bargains.

  • I will give you a whole bushelful of money if you will let me go!'

    The Yellow Fairy Book | Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang