boat·load

boat·load
/ˈboʊtˌloʊd/ noun, pl -loads [count]
: an amount or number that will fill a boat

a boatload of passengers

— often used figuratively to refer to a very large number or amount

They made boatloads of money. = They made a boatload of money.

We bought souvenirs by the boatload. [=in large numbers; we bought many souvenirs]


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  • Boat hook — Boat Boat (b[=o]t), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. {Bateau}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boat rope — Boat Boat (b[=o]t), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. {Bateau}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • load — load1 [ loud ] noun *** 1. ) count something that a person or animal carries, especially a large amount of things: The men were struggling with their heavy loads. a ) count the goods that a vehicle carries: load of: She drove back from the farm… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • boat — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ little, small ▪ open ▪ He was adrift in an open boat for three days. ▪ flat bottomed, glass bottomed ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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