Definitions for boatloadˈboʊtˌloʊd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the cargo that a boat carries.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of boatload:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. boatload, shipload, carload(noun)

    the amount of cargo that can be held by a boat or ship or a freight car

    "he imported wine by the boatload"


  1. boatload(Noun)

    A large quantity.

    He showed up an hour later with a whole boatload of hamburgers, chips, cookies, and assorted other munchies, not to mention sodas and beer, and we all fell in and stuffed ourselves silly.

  2. Origin: From + . Notionally, because the commodity in question might have constituted the entire load of a cargo ship or boat.


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