[ shoog-er-lohf ]

noun,plural sug·ar·loaves [shoog-er-lohvz]. /ˈʃʊg ərˌloʊvz/.
  1. a large, usually conical loaf or mass of hard refined sugar: the common form of household sugar until the mid-19th century.

  2. anything resembling this in shape.

Origin of sugarloaf

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425

Words Nearby sugarloaf

Other definitions for sugar-loaf (2 of 2)


or sug·ar-loafed

[ shoog-er-lohf ]

  1. resembling a sugar-loaf.

Origin of sugar-loaf

First recorded in 1600–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sugarloaf in a sentence

  • Within another two days the sugarloaf Dunes would be deserted so far as campers were concerned.

    A Scout of To-day | Isabel Hornibrook
  • The culminating point of this peak is a sugarloaf-shape mass of pure snow, about one hundred feet above all adjacent points.

    Mount Rainier | Various
  • The timber in sugarloaf Valley drew speculators—he sold options and bought a place in the logging development.

    The Happy End | Joseph Hergesheimer
  • We jest go out around by the sugarloaf–we're close inshore all the time.

    Owen Clancy's Happy Trail | Burt L. Standish
  • Do you know that bit of flat on the other side of sugarloaf Hill?'

    Sheilah McLeod | Guy Boothby

British Dictionary definitions for sugar loaf

sugar loaf

  1. a large conical mass of hard refined sugar: See also loaf sugar

  2. something resembling this in shape

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