boatload boatload  /ˈboʊt ˌloʊd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the amount of cargo that can be held by a boat or ship or a freight car

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Local lore has it that a Surat entrepreneur, returning with a boatload of diamond cutters from East Africa, set up the city's polishing industry in 1901.
  2. In Science Nature, you'll find a boatload of material about the human body and mind illustrated by top-notch graphics.
  3. Don sells these things by the boatload to elementary schools, and the kids put the mouse back together again.

News

  1. Drought relief may be a temporary respite

    Lake Thunderbird is a foot above the conservation pool for the first time in three years and Cleveland County is coming off a boatload of rain and violent spring weather. Local municipalities have ended mandatory water conservation ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Norman Transcript

  2. The Best Part Of Lomo’s Latest Camera: Building It Yourself

    Why do you have to build the Lomo Konstruktor? Why do you add an egg to Betty Crocker cake mix? If you’re an engineer, it’s an awesome time to be alive. You have 3-D printers, inexpensive microprocessors, and a boatload of SDKs to build things with. But if you’re an everyday person who doesn’t know coding and CAD, the whole world of gadget creation has probably been lost on you (just like it has ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. Arsenal Transfer News: Latest Buzz on Exits of Gervinho and Nicklas Bendtner

    Transfer windows aren't just good for bringing in reinforcements. They can be a great time to offload unwanted players. Arsenal have had their fair share of dead weight over the last few years. Countless players have come in with a boatload of potential, only to flame out a few years later. Part of the reason Arsene Wenger hasn't been able to get the Gunners a trophy is that he loses so many ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "I thought we put ourselves in a position there in the second half, on the road, to be able to gut one out again," Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl said. "We fouled and sent them to the foul line a boatload of times. I thought that was a real...
    on Feb 26, 2008 By: Bruce Pearl Source: Nashville City Paper

  2. "Were there problems? There were a boatload of problems, and they still have a long way to go," Crocker added.
    on Apr 3, 2006 By: Ryan Crocker Source: 940 News

  3. "I have a boatload of memories about Lew Burdette," commissioner Bud Selig told The Associated Press by telephone from Milwaukee, where he grew up rooting for the Braves.
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Bud Selig Source: ESPN

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