Definitions

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  • n. The quantity that a pitcher can hold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quantity a pitcher will hold.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quantity contained in a pitcher

Etymologies

pitcher +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If a signature drink is on the menu, I will make a pitcherful or set out the necessary ingredients with a card listing directions for mixing nearby.

    The Art and Craft of Entertaining

  • There was a bowlful of sugar cubes, a pitcherful of cream, a plate of half-moon

    Little Earthquakes

  • The bees flew in and out from early morning till late evening without ever tiring, and filled the hive with the most beautiful honey, so that in autumn Harry was able to take a whole pitcherful out of it.

    Household Tales

  • Unlike the perfect souffle, it was created under the gaze of the guests (only a slob would make and refrigerate a pitcherful in advance; the alchemy would dissipate) and was largely performance art, a form of swordplay for the urban male.

    WASN'T THE GRASS GREENER A Curmudgeon's Fond Memories

  • The refreshment unit menu listed grapefruit mar-garitas, so I called up a pitcherful and filled tall glasses for both of us.

    Perseus Spur

  • Old Woman poured a pitcherful of warm water over her head.

    Pirates

  • And this he proverb from the condition of the water he giveth: “It is a well of water; not a draught, not a pitcherful, as that thou carriest away, but it is a fountain, a well.”

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • She took out the device of bladder and tubing Tilia had given her long ago, and with a pitcherful of lukewarm water washed John's seed out of herself quickly.

    The Saracen: The Holy War

  • We presume that few will thirst for another draught from this pitcherful of the Border Helicon; and -- as time presses -- we shall now push forward to the consideration of the remodelled poetry.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847

  • Highland practice was to send | 333 | some one on the last night of the year to draw a pitcherful of water in silence, and without the vessel touching the ground.

    Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan

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