jarful

[ jahr-fool ]
/ ˈdʒɑr fʊl /

noun, plural jar·fuls.

the amount that a jar can hold.

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Origin of jarful

First recorded in 1865–70; jar1 + -ful

usage note for jarful

See -ful.
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Example sentences from the Web for jarful

  • He collected a jarful of oxygen, generated in a way he had thought out for himself.

  • He shifted from one foot to the other and absently ate a warm cookie from the jarful at his hand.

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