Definition of Tubful

1. Noun. The amount that a tub will hold. "A tub of water"

Exact synonyms: Tub
Generic synonyms: Containerful



Definition of Tubful

1. n. As much as a tub will hold; enough to fill a tub.

Definition of Tubful

1. Noun. an amount that would fill a tub ¹

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Definition of Tubful

1. as much as a tub will hold [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tubful

tuberous sclerosis
tuberous vetch
tubers
tubes
tubeshoulder
tubeshoulders
tubewell
tubework
tubeworks
tubeworm
tubeworms
tubfast
tubfasts
tubfish
tubfishes
tubful (current term)
tubfuls
tubicolae
tubicolar
tubicole
tubicoles
tubicolous
tubifex
tubifexes
tubificid
tubificids
tubiform
tubing

Literary usage of Tubful

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1. Home Economics: A Guide to Household Management, Including the Proper by Maria Parola (1906)
"While the first tubful of clothes is scalding, rub out the second in the same manner, ... take them up and put them in a tubful of cold water, rinse, ..."

2. Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare (2001)
"The nearest English equivalent is ' tubful'; but tubs are of all sizes. Thus Torriano, Ital. Dict., prudently defines tina as 'any great tun, stand, ..."

3. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"The nigger begun it, standin' beside the tubful of water, ... By that time the tubful of stuff was about the color of the Yellowstone when the water gets ..."

4. Women and the Trades,Pittsburgh,1907-1908 by Elizabeth Beardsley Butler, Paul Underwood Kellogg (1909)
"Women, with their fingers bound with cloths to break the slip of the knife, sit at long tables emptying tubful after tubful of pickles at a fierce rate of ..."

5. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1885)
"... ashamed to let the thousands of little soles that have entered their nets be seen, have thrown tubful upon tubful into the sea—all dead. ..."

6. Notes on English Etymology: Chiefly Reprinted from the Transactions of the by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"The nearest English equivalent to linee is ' tubful'; but tubs are of all sizes. Thus Torriano, in his Italian dictionary, prudently defines Una as ' any ..."

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