[sak-foo l]

noun, plural sack·fuls.

the amount a sack will hold.

Origin of sackful

First recorded in 1475–85; sack1 + -ful

Usage note

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

Examples from the Web for sackful

Contemporary Examples of sackful

  • Buy when they say you have to make your own bed they really mean it and hand you a sackful of straw.

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    His Royal Hayness

    Tom Sykes

    April 11, 2012

Historical Examples of sackful

  • 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