Definition of "shipload" [ship•load]

  • The amount a ship can carry. (noun)

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Use "shipload" in a sentence
  • "They point out that the wholesale price of chicken dropped 5 percent when the first shipload from the U.S. cleared customs on Oct. 1."
  • "He was referring to the medical staff aboard and, as they constituted only a round dozen, they could hardly have been called a shipload: he was also conveniently overlooking the fact that every member of the crew, from himself downwards, was also, technically, a civilian."
  • "Each man thinks the shipload is the rottenest gang ever thrown together."