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quiverful Line breaks: quiver|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈkwɪvəfʊl/

Definition of quiverful in English:

noun (plural quiverfuls)

1The amount of arrows a quiver can hold: figurative he is a writer with a quiverful of credits to his name
More example sentences
  • I quickly took the bow and a quiverful of blue-fletched arrows.
  • As a result, he was able to announce plenty of studies at the weekend: he could promise a quiverful of feasibility reports and a truckful of work in progress.
  • Just two months into his Fulbright fellowship, he already has a quiverful of stories about birdcalls in the Himalayas.
1.1British humorous A large number of offspring: he had one of his quiverful with him
[With biblical allusion to Ps. 127:5]


Mid 19th century: from quiver2 + -ful.

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