thimbleful

[ thim-buh l-foo l ]
/ ˈθɪm bəlˌfʊl /
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noun, plural thim·ble·fuls.

the amount that a thimble will hold.
a small quantity, especially of liquid.

Nearby words

  1. thigmotropism,
  2. thilk,
  3. thill,
  4. thimble,
  5. thimbleberry,
  6. thimblerig,
  7. thimbleweed,
  8. thimblewit,
  9. thimbu,
  10. thimerosal

Origin of thimbleful

First recorded in 1600–10; thimble + -ful

Usage note

See -ful.

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British Dictionary definitions for thimbleful

thimbleful

/ (ˈθɪmbəlˌfʊl) /

noun

a very small amount, esp of a liquid
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