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plateful

[ pleyt-fool ]
/ ˈpleɪt fʊl /
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noun, plural plate·fuls.
the amount that a plate will hold.
a large portion or quantity: a plateful of contracts to negotiate.
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Origin of plateful

First recorded in 1760–70; plate1 + -ful

usage note for plateful

See -ful.
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