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English definition of “to the gunwales”

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to the gunwales

old-fashioned
If something is filled to the gunwales, it is extremely full: A crowd of 50,000 packed the stadium almost to the gunwales.
Translations of “to the gunwales”
in Chinese (Traditional) 極滿的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极满的…
(Definition of to the gunwales from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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