Definition of barrowload in US English:



  • See barrow

    • ‘Night after night a docker called Jack Fletcher takes a barrowload of carthorse manure off the docks, is stopped by the ultra-suspicious dock police and the manure thoroughly searched.’
    • ‘Under the blazing August sun, workers pushed heavy barrowloads of salt along wooden planks to the top of an ever-higher heap of salt.’
    • ‘All I could remember was heady days hauling in saithe, sea bass and mackerel by the barrowload.’
    • ‘W. H. Hudson comments on the gauchos' terrific waste of meat, excess being fed to the dogs by the barrowload.’
    • ‘5 big barrowloads of soil already shifted from that hole, and the pile of bricks is half of them.’