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sackful

[sak-foo l]
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noun, plural sack·fuls.
  1. the amount a sack will hold.
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Origin of sackful

First recorded in 1475–85; sack1 + -ful

Usage note

See -ful.
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  • When I saw him, I knew he was bringing us a sackful of garden produce.

    Jewish Children

    Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

  • I am master of a hundred arts, and have into the bargain a sackful of cunning.

    Grimms' Fairy Tales

    The Brothers Grimm

  • They picked a sackful of the fruit to have at the noon meal.

    Secrets of the Andes

    James H. Foster

  • The Germans left a sackful in the park belonging to M. Desforges.

  • There could not have been a sackful of sound firewood in all that heap of lumber!

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete

    Martin Anderson Nexo