[pich-er-foo l]

noun, plural pitch·er·fuls.

the amount held by a pitcher.

Origin of pitcherful

First recorded in 1685–95; pitcher1 + -ful

Usage note

See -ful.
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Examples from the Web for pitcherful

Historical Examples of pitcherful

  • Go bring me a pitcherful, and another cup; I want a draught myself.

    Eight Cousins

    Louisa M. Alcott

  • "You shall have a pitcherful, Bill," cried Jack, rushing to the 'phone.

    Jack and the Check Book

    John Kendrick Bangs

  • Down went one pitcherful of water after another, and in a trice both the teacher and the hired man were thoroughly drenched.

    The Putnam Hall Cadets

    Arthur M. Winfield

  • I dipped up a pitcherful of the soft, spicy cedar-water pulsing from the very heart of the marsh.

    Everyday Adventures

    Samuel Scoville

  • We had a plum pudding for dinner on Tuesday and there was half the pudding and a pitcherful of sauce left over.

    Anne Of Green Gables

    Lucy Maud Montgomery