Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The number of passengers or the quantity of cargo that a bus can carry.

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  • noun The amount that can fit on a bus.

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  • noun the quantity of cargo or the number of passengers that a bus can carry

Etymologies

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bus + load

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Examples

  • Life Without Lawyers is knit together with the kinds of stories that make law-school graduates want to laugh right along with that joke about what you call a busload of lawyers at the bottom of the ocean.

    Slate Magazine

  • Life Without Lawyers is knit together with the kinds of stories that make law-school graduates want to laugh right along with that joke about what you call a busload of lawyers at the bottom of the ocean.

    Slate Magazine

  • On one of the tours of the countryside our busload was a little UN with 35 of us from Guatamala, Uroguay, Costa Rico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Portugal, USA and Canada.

    Cuba anyone?

  • While a 'really cool mullah' who had offered to host a 'busload' of mourners for the day told her: 'Iran needs a Renaissance!!!!!!!!!!'

    New Internationalist - The people, the ideas, the action in the fight for global justice

  • While a 'really cool mullah' who had offered to host a 'busload' of mourners for the day told her: 'Iran needs a Renaissance!!!!!!!!!!'

    New Internationalist - The people, the ideas, the action in the fight for global justice

  • Raised in an irreligious family, he found himself "skeptical and guarded" in the village of Medjugorje, where visions of the Virgin Mary have been reported, drawing pilgrims by the busload.

    'Miracle Detectives' On The Hunt For Answers

  • Raised in an irreligious family, he found himself "skeptical and guarded" in the village of Medjugorje, where visions of the Virgin Mary have been reported, drawing pilgrims by the busload.

    'Miracle Detectives' On The Hunt For Answers

  • German officials said Thursday the 21-year-old temporary letter sorter with the postal service has admitted targeting Americans when he opened fire with a handgun on a busload of 15 U.S. airmen at Frankfurt's airport on their way to deployment in Afghanistan, killing two and wounding two more.

    German airport shooting suspect recently radicalized

  • A busload of third-year junior high school students are gassed, and wake up in an ominous classroom with a cruel and eerily casual instructor.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • A busload of third-year junior high school students are gassed, and wake up in an ominous classroom with a cruel and eerily casual instructor.

    Book Review: "Battle Royale" by Koushun Takami

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