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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
See -ful.
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