trunkful

[truhngk-fool]
noun, plural trunkfuls.
1.
the amount that a trunk will hold.
2.
Informal. a full or abundant supply: a trunkful of hopes.

Origin:
1700–10; trunk + -ful


See -ful.
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trunk (trʌŋk)
 
n
1.  the main stem of a tree, usually thick and upright, covered with bark and having branches at some distance from the ground
2.  a large strong case or box used to contain clothes and other personal effects when travelling and for storage
3.  anatomy the body excluding the head, neck, and limbs; torso
4.  the elongated prehensile nasal part of an elephant; proboscis
5.  (US), (Canadian) Also called: boot an enclosed compartment of a car for holding luggage, etc, usually at the rear
6.  anatomy the main stem of a nerve, blood vessel, etc
7.  nautical a watertight boxlike cover within a vessel with its top above the waterline, such as one used to enclose a centreboard
8.  an enclosed duct or passageway for ventilation, etc
9.  (modifier) of or relating to a main road, railway, etc, in a network: a trunk line
 
[C15: from Old French tronc, from Latin truncus, from truncus (adj) lopped]
 
'trunkful
 
n
 
'trunkless
 
adj

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The bride will have to have a trunkful of shoes, for it is a shoe season.
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