Barrelful



the amount that a barrel can hold.
any large quantity:
a barrelful of jokes.
Historical Examples

Every time we breathe, we spoil at least half a barrelful of air.
First Book in Physiology and Hygiene J.H. Kellogg

There ain’t a dipper left in the ship, and the water pourin’ in by the barrelful!
The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen

Give him a barrelful of it if he can stand it,—give him anything he wants!
The Adventures of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons James Francis Thierry

To look at me you would have sworn I had swallowed a barrelful, barrel and all.
On a Donkey’s Hurricane Deck R. Pitcher Woodward

I had only purchased one small basket of “Snows” when a large supply, almost a barrelful, came from a distant friend.
How I Know God Answers Prayer Rosalind Goforth

They had not attempted to count them, simply measured them by the barrelful.
Georgina of the Rainbows Annie Fellows Johnston

Here Uncle George had seen trout caught by the barrelful; but they would not rise to our bait at this hour.
The Maine Woods Henry David Thoreau

But it had no other result than to shake down a barrelful of snow-like dust.
The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers Francis Rolt-Wheeler

I fancy it takes about a barrelful of them to make a “trade.”
The Harmsworth Magazine, Vol. 1, 1898-1899, No. 6 Various

He made fresh water from salt water by means of a distilling apparatus which furnished a barrelful every night.
Ocean’s Story; or Triumphs of Thirty Centuries Edward Rowland

n.

late 14c., from barrel (n.) + -ful.

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