[ kahr-foo l ]
/ ˈkɑr fʊl /

noun, plural car·fuls.

the largest number or amount that a car can hold.

Origin of carful

First recorded in 1825–35; car1 + -ful

Usage note

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

Examples from the Web for carful

  • The afternoon advanced; carful after carful of tourists came down the dusty road, but none of them the ones we so eagerly awaited.

  • Occasionally I have been taken for other women; but I never before had any one think that I was a carful.

  • I'm going to take a carful of bride roses around to the Champneys house and put 'em under old Chadwick Champneys's portrait!

    The Purple Heights|Marie Conway Oemler
  • We once took out a carful of supplies to 300 Belgian soldiers.

    Golden Lads|Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason