Definition of Spadeful

1. Noun. The quantity a shovel can hold.

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



Definition of Spadeful

1. n. As much as a spade will hold or lift.

Definition of Spadeful

1. Noun. The amount held by (or moved by) a spade (shovel) at once. A shovelful. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spadeful

1. as much as a spade can hold [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spadeful

spade
spade bit
spade casino
spade fingers
spade hand
spadea
spadeas
spadebone
spadebones
spaded
spadefish
spadefishes
spadefoot
spadefoot toad
spadefoots
spadeful (current term)
spadefuls
spadeless
spadelike
spademan
spademen
spader
spaders
spades
spadesful
spadetail
spadewise
spadework
spadeworks
spadger

Literary usage of Spadeful

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1. Annual Report of the State Horticultural Society of Missouri by Missouri State Horticultural Society (1884)
"In this way there is not a motion lost; the first stroke of the spade is needed to allow the spadeful of earth to come up clean from the corner, ..."

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