[ kahr-foo l ]
/ ˈkɑr fʊl /

noun, plural car·fuls.

the largest number or amount that a car can hold.

Nearby words

  1. carey coombs murmur,
  2. carey street,
  3. carfare,
  4. carfax,
  5. carfuffle,
  6. cargo,
  7. cargo bay,
  8. cargo cult,
  9. cargo liner,
  10. cargo pants

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