a full load for a ship.
the cargo or load carried by a ship.

1630–40; ship + load Unabridged
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shipload (ˈʃɪpˌləʊd)
the quantity carried by a ship

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Example sentences
On the whole, this shipload was a much finer lot than those procured on the first trip.
In addition, there has been a shipload of pretty much all the remaining material and that ship will arrive shortly.
The only reason for stopping was a little rest and relaxation for the shipload of soldiers.
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