Meaning of “to the gunwales” in the English Dictionary

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"to the gunwales" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “to the gunwales” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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