Definition of shovelful in English:

shovelful

noun

  • See shovel

    • ‘Every shovelful of dirt taken from the floodway increases its capacity to carry excess water to the north.’
    • ‘Peter takes a shovelful of the earth and holds it out to the mourners filing past, each taking a handful and dropping it in.’
    • ‘All she needed to do was dump a shovelful of dirt into the flat, pick it up and shake it over the row.’
    • ‘You can top the brown layers with a shovelful of manure or soil to help heat up the pile and speed composting.’
    • ‘I add a shovelful each of sand and peatmoss to each six shovelfuls of the first mixture.’

Pronunciation

shovelful

/ˈʃʌv(ə)lfʊl/