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English definition of “boatload”

boatload

noun [C]     /ˈbəʊt.ləʊd/ US  /ˈboʊt.loʊd/
the number of people or the amount of something that can be transported by a boat: a boatload of refugees/touristsInformal measurements of volumeMeasurements of volume informal a large amount: They made boatloads of money from that project.Masses and large amounts of things
(Definition of boatload noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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