[ tey-buh l-spoon-foo l ]
/ ˈteɪ bəl spunˌfʊl /

noun, plural ta·ble·spoon·fuls.

the amount a tablespoon can hold.
a volumetric measure equal to ½ fluid ounce (14.8 ml), or three teaspoonfuls. Abbreviation: T., tbs., tbsp.

Origin of tablespoonful

First recorded in 1765–75; tablespoon + -ful

usage note for tablespoonful

See -ful. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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