noun, plural shov·el·fuls.
Examples from the Web for shovelful
It is remarkable how completely this shovelful of earth or ashes destroys all disagreeable smell.Health on the Farm|H. F. Harris
Apples and oranges were put upon the table and a shovelful of chestnuts on the fire.
A strict examination is made of every shovelful, in order that impurities may be eliminated.
He could see that the gravel was full of gold, and every shovelful he threw out sparkled with the golden ore.If Any Man Sin|H. A. Cody
When the floor needed patching, Jamie went to somebody's garden, brought a shovelful of earth, mixed it and filled the holes.My Lady of the Chimney Corner|Alexander Irvine