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shovelful

[shuhv-uh l-foo l] /ˈʃʌv əlˌfʊl/
noun, plural shovelfuls.
1.
the amount held by a shovel.
Origin of shovelful
1525-1535
1525-35; shovel + -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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n.

1530s, from shovel (n.) + -ful.

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