the amount that a pocket will hold.
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How to use pocketful in a sentence
When you head out in winter, bring a thermos and a pocketful of chocolate, dried fruit, or other quick-energy snacks.
Charley jingled a pocketful of pennies—Speckport pennies at that—as large as quoits.A Changed Heart | May Agnes Fleming
Visions of a pocketful of money haunted me almost day and night until we arrived on the battle field.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail | Ezra Meeker
There's never a stone on Pike Island, it's too swampy, and I'd forgot to bring my pocketful, as usual.The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper | Martin Farquhar Tupper
You see, he'd got this money off the Jew and he counted on another pocketful from that Belcher woman.The Adventures of Harry Revel | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
It was getting dark, and must have been about five o'clock, when I stopped and counted a pocketful of pennies.Beggars | W. H. (William Henry) Davies
British Dictionary definitions for pocketful
as much as a pocket will hold
informal a large amount: it cost him a pocketful of money
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