tableful

[ tey-buhl-fool ]
/ ˈteɪ bəlˌfʊl /

noun, plural ta·ble·fuls.

the number of persons that can be seated at a table.
the amount of food, dishes, etc., that a table can hold.

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Origin of tableful

First recorded in 1525–35; table + -ful

usage note for tableful

See -ful.
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