table spoonful

tablespoonful

[tey-buhl-spoon-fool]
noun, plural tablespoonfuls.
1.
the amount a tablespoon can hold.
2.
a volumetric measure equal to ½ fluid ounce (14.8 ml), or three teaspoonfuls. Abbreviation: T., tbs., tbsp.

Origin:
1765–75; tablespoon + -ful


See -ful.
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