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shovelful

[ shuhv-uhl-fool ]
/ ˈʃʌv əlˌfʊl /
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noun, plural shov·el·fuls.
the amount held by a shovel.
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Origin of shovelful

First recorded in 1525–35; shovel + -ful

usage note for shovelful

See -ful.
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