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cartload n : the quantity that a cart holds

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  1. The amount that a cart can carry.
  2. In the context of "by extension": A large amount.


  • 1854 Francis Rawdon Chesney - The Russo-Turkish Campaigns of 1828 and 1829
    Two days of skirmishing outside the town were followed by a bold sortie headed by a dervish; and, as the result of this affair, a cartload of heads was sent as trophies to Constantinople.
  • 1850 Edward Everett - The Mount Vernon Papers
    . . . although a little apt to get buried under a cartload of written pleadings, . . .
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