[ pleyt-foo l ]
/ ˈpleɪt fʊl /

noun, plural plate·fuls.

the amount that a plate will hold.
a large portion or quantity: a plateful of contracts to negotiate.

Origin of plateful

First recorded in 1760–70; plate1 + -ful

Usage note

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

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