basketful

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English basket ful, baskett full, equivalent to basket +‎ -ful.

NounEdit

basketful (plural basketfuls or basketsful)

  1. The amount that will fit into a basket
    • 2015, Rosemary Sullivan, Stalin's Daughter, →ISBN, page 320:
      Basketsful of mail for Svetlana began to arrive, friendly notes of welcome to America, marriage proposals, invitations to join religious organizations, as well as the occasional variation of "Go back home, Red dog! Our cat is better than you. She takes care of her children."

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