Definition of bucketload in English:


Syllabification: buck·et·load
Pronunciation: /ˈbəkitˌlōd


  • 1As much as can be held by a bucket.
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    • Workers in bright-yellow hard hats are beavering away, moving bucketloads of stones in wheelbarrows and trying to clear a pile of rubble with a digger.
    • As the crane operator hoisted a bucketload of concrete, swung it over the roof, and boomed out toward the empty forms, the crane lost stability, tipping toward the victim.
    • The last two days have been spent with regular trips down to the cellar to remove 3-10 bucketloads of water at a time, depending on how the water table was at that instant.
  • 1.1 informal A large quantity: he scoops up business donations by the bucketload
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    • Dungeons are more than enemy spawn points; they reward players with special loot, bucketloads of experience, and story elements.
    • OK, well of course we will pay you a bucketload of cash.
    • This place is a slice of Madrid history and has atmosphere by the bucketload.

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