noun, plural shovelfuls.
the amount held by a shovel.

1525–35; shovel + -ful

See -ful. Unabridged
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Example sentences
Add a shovelful of dirt or finished compost to the tumbler.
Only a step away, a shovelful deeper, perhaps there is high rich count.
Typically, once things were going properly, a shovelful of coal had to be added
  every half hour.
With the last turning, shovel the entire sample into a conical pile by
  depositing each shovelful on top of the preceding one.
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