shovelful

[ shuhv-uh l-foo l ]
/ ˈʃʌv əlˌfʊl /
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noun, plural shov·el·fuls.

the amount held by a shovel.

Origin of shovelful

First recorded in 1525–35; shovel + -ful

Usage note

See -ful.
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shovelful


n.

1530s, from shovel (n.) + -ful.

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