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shelfful

[ shelf-fool ]
/ ˈʃɛlf fʊl /
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noun, plural shelf·fuls.
an amount adequate to fill a shelf: They buy canned goods by the shelfful.
the amount contained on a shelf: We gave away a shelfful of books.
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Origin of shelfful

First recorded in 1875–80; shelf + -ful

usage note for shelfful

See -ful.
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How to use shelfful in a sentence

  • "Don't stop fer that; there's a shelfful of all kinds behind the counter," Barr interposed.

    Bar-20 Days|Clarence E. Mulford
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