- a large, usually conical loaf or mass of hard refined sugar: the common form of household sugar until the mid-19th century.
- anything resembling this in shape.
Origin of sugarloaf
late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
- resembling a sugar-loaf.
Origin of sugar-loaf
First recorded in 1600–10
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Examples from the Web for sugarloaf
Look, that is Sugarloaf, piercing the white cloud; and yonder is Castletown.The O'Donoghue
Charles James Lever
You saw Lopez pretty soon after you gave us the slip at Sugarloaf Rock?Owen Clancy's Happy Trail
Burt L. Standish
Do you know that bit of flat on the other side of Sugarloaf Hill?'Sheilah McLeod
Except for the lumbermen it would be worse in the Sugarloaf cutting.The Happy End
Sugarloaf showed now true to its name, an elegant little cone.Pine Needles
Susan Bogert Warner