fistful

[fist-fool]
noun, plural fistfuls.
a handful: a fistful of pennies.

Origin:
1605–15; fist1 + -ful


See -ful.
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fistful

noun
the quantity that can be held in the hand [syn: handful
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Example sentences
My father reached into his pockets, digging out a fistful of change.
As a rough test for this moisture level, it should be possible to squeeze a few drops of water from a fistful of leaves.
Four years ago, she had a fistful of hair in her hands, but the gold medal was out of reach.
Brewer could be looking at a fistful of consecutive starts.
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