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An amount of something that can be carried in a standard shipping container.‘containerloads of goods’‘worldwide corporations churning out bikes by the containerload’
cargo, freight, freightage, charge, burdenView synonyms
- ‘They are still sending a container-load of aid every month.’
- ‘They were tipped off that a container-load of assorted goods being imported into Southampton included a large quantity of cocaine.’
- ‘From the beginning of the 20th century until the 1960s whole containerloads of furniture left Ireland, most of it headed for America.’
- ‘He blamed the container-load of chances United missed in the first half, but was gracious enough to concede Blackburn deserved their reward.’
- ‘Container-loads of BMW gearboxes and windscreens were washed onto Branscombe Beach in East Devon when the 70,000-ton freighter ran aground in January.’
- ‘In 1998 Laura George and Rebecca Rowe imported a container-load of French country antiques and took them to a Dublin fair.’
- ‘The first consignment arrived along with a container-load of second-hand medical equipment also donated by members of overseas Rotary clubs.’
- ‘Pharmacists already number large among the container-loads of nurses, doctors and others seeking a better life and greater freedom abroad.’
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