canful

[ kan-fool ]
/ ˈkæn fʊl /

noun, plural can·fuls.

the amount that a can will hold.

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Origin of canful

First recorded in 1695–1705; can2 + -ful

usage note for canful

See -ful.
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Example sentences from the Web for canful

  • So she gave Uncle Wiggily a canful of fresh milk, for the rabbit had brought the milk can out with him.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels|Howard R. Garis
  • He drew a canful of water from the well, and had such a wash as no soap and a handkerchief would permit of.

  • Here, four times a week we bought a canful of milk that had to do us two days.

    The Dew of Their Youth|S. R. Crockett