Definitions

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  • n. As much as a tent will hold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. As much, or as many, as a tent will hold.

Etymologies

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tent +‎ -ful

Examples

  • Gawdess posted at 6:47 AM a tentful is very cool and I am impressed at the animalinsect? husbandry skills involved...we did only two or three caterpillars to butterfly and were somewhat traumatized when not all of them could successfully fly off into the sunset - of course, it wasn't monarchs and that might be the rub....

    Tickles

  • After clearing expenses, more than a million dollars had been raised from that tentful of people that evening for NCPAC's American Heroes for Reagan project.

    Among the Republicans

  • Come a step closer, or make a loud noise, and one tentful of air is gone.

    The Nitrogen Fix

  • Dawes -- a favorite on opening-day radio sponsor the Current 89.3 -- had a tentful of hip fans singing along gospel-style to "When My Time Comes," while Earle prompted another singalong by covering the Replacements '"Can't Hardly Wait."

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • A tentful of adults were absorbed in a game of bingo, while kids had their faces painted, created colorful sand and plastic tube bracelets at craft stands and enjoyed rides aboard a small train in another section of the company's large parking lot.

    Chronicle-Telegram

  • A farting mums competition reduces a tentful of children to watchful silence.

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  • Marines on board ship, but I know that one of our Guardsmen would lick a whole tentful of the little chaps I see about here; and I would advise the general to stay quietly at home, and not attempt to take our tight little island. "

    From Powder Monkey to Admiral A Story of Naval Adventure

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