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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Example sentences
Drop the dough by the tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets.
It is so rich in nutrients that a single tablespoonful can contain hundreds of species of bacteria of great value.
She poured one tablespoonful of coffee into it and filled the cup to the brim with milk.
Break up the junket tablet into small pieces, and put them into a tablespoonful of water to dissolve.
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