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plateful

[pleyt-foo l] /ˈpleɪt fʊl/
noun, plural platefuls.
1.
the amount that a plate will hold.
2.
a large portion or quantity:
a plateful of contracts to negotiate.
Origin of plateful
1760-1770
1760-70; plate1 + -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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