American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The number of passengers or the amount of cargo that a boat can hold.
- n. slang A large quantity.
- n. the amount of cargo that can be held by a boat or ship or a freight car
- From boat + load. Notionally, because the commodity in question might have constituted the entire load of a cargo ship or boat. (Wiktionary)
“U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker said that despite a "boatload" of problems with the Basra operation, he was encouraged that the S.iite-led government was finally confronting extremists regardless of their religious affiliation.”
“After Google announced it had struck a deal with YouTube on its own, Viacom employees continued to post a "boatload" of clips to the video site, according to a Viacom e-mail released Thursday.”
“Perhaps there are companies that didn't order a "boatload" of new ships, and therefore represent safe investments that can be had at a fraction of their long-term value?”
“Either she knew 60 days ago that she was getting no upfront payment and made a misguided "boatload" comment, or Microsoft really turned the screws on her in the last few weeks and stuffed lousy terms down her throat that she had to take.”
“Some of the highlights from the evening included the reassurance that Bill and Sookie will be holding strong and among the "boatload" of new characters coming in the new season will be werewolf Alcide.”
“Disney announces 'boatload' of new projects: Johnny Depp to star in 3 features!!”
“A 'boatload' of the others have been retracted or proven false almost as soon as they have arisen.”
“For the Tea Party: a boatload of petards upon which they can hoist themselves.”
“And anyone accusing them of anything is obviously in it for the self-aggrandizement and/or to get a boatload of money.”
“There's already been a boatload of bloviation expressed on the recent reversal of the ban on loaded firearms in our national parks, some of it sensible but most of it (predictably) bordering on hysterics.”
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