Definition of Shovelful

1. Noun. The quantity a shovel can hold.

Exact synonyms: Shovel, Spadeful
Generic synonyms: Containerful
Derivative terms: Shovel



Definition of Shovelful

1. n. As much as a shovel will hold; enough to fill a shovel.

Definition of Shovelful

1. Noun. The amount that can be moved at once with a shovel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shovelful

1. [n SHOVELFULS or SHOVELSFUL]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shovelful

shovel out
shovel ready
shovel test
shovel tests
shovelard
shovelards
shovelbill
shovelbills
shovelboard
shovelboards
shovelbum
shovelbums
shoveled
shoveler
shovelers
shovelful (current term)
shovelfuls
shovelhead
shovelheads
shoveling
shovellable
shovelled
shoveller
shovellers
shovellike
shovelling
shovelnose
shovelnose catfish
shovelnose frog
shovelnosed

Literary usage of Shovelful

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1. Shop Management by Frederick Winslow Taylor (1911)
"The tune throwing one shovelful, on the other hand, varies with the length of throw, but for any given distance it is the same for all of the earths. ..."

2. English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson by Henry Spackman Pancoast (1915)
"But let them remember that I do in every shovelful of it that was thrown up, hereby enter my .... shovelful ..."

3. Clay Products Cyclopedia, Containing Important Information for Every (1922)
"2 or 7, page 149) by depositing each shovelful of coal on top of the preceding one, and then formed into a long pile in the following manner: The sampler ..."

4. Steam Boiler Engineering: A Treatise on Steam Boilers and the Design and by Heine Safety Boiler Company, Heine Safety Boiler Co (1920)
"The crushed coal is shoveled into a conical pile as in diagrams 2 and 7, by depositing each shovelful of coal on top of the preceding one, and then formed ..."

5. The Letters of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens (1880)
"I forgive you your reviling of me: there's a shovelful of live coals for your head—does it burn ? And am, with true affection—does it burn now ? ..."

6. The Muster-roll of Angus: South African War, 1899-1902 : a Record and a Tribute by J. Brodie (1903)
"... of the Angus Fencibles took part in the funeral obsequies, Major Fraser putting the first shovelful of earth upon the coffin of our national poet. ..."

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