Definition of quiverful in English:



  • 1The amount of arrows a quiver can hold.

    • ‘Just two months into his Fulbright fellowship, he already has a quiverful of stories about birdcalls in the Himalayas.’
    • ‘As a result, he was able to announce plenty of studies at the weekend: he could promise a quiverful of feasibility reports and a truckful of work in progress.’
    • ‘I quickly took the bow and a quiverful of blue-fletched arrows.’
    1. 1.1British humorous A large number of offspring.
      ‘he had one of his quiverful with him’
      children, sons and daughters, progeny, family, youngsters, babies, brood
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Mid 19th century: from quiver + -ful.