bushelful


bushelful
/boosh"euhl fool'/, n., pl. bushelfuls.
an amount equal to the capacity of a bushel.
[1400-50; late ME; see BUSHEL1, -FUL]
Usage. See -ful.

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  • bushelful — bush·el·ful …   English syllables

  • bushelful — shəlˌfu̇l noun (plural bushelfuls ˌfu̇lz ; also bushelsful shəlzˌfu̇l) : as much as a bushel will hold …   Useful english dictionary

  • bushel — [ bʊʃ(ə)l] (abbrev.: bu.) noun 1》 Brit. a measure of capacity equal to 8 gallons (equivalent to 36.4 litres). 2》 US a measure of capacity equal to 64 US pints (equivalent to 35.2 litres). Derivatives bushelful noun (plural bushelfuls). Origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • bushel — n. a measure of capacity for corn, fruit, liquids, etc. (Brit. 8 gallons, or 36.4 litres; US 64 US pints). Derivatives: bushelful n. (pl. fuls). Etymology: ME f. OF buissiel etc., perh. of Gaulish orig …   Useful english dictionary


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