/ˈlæpfʊl/ (say 'lapfool)

noun (plural lapfuls)
as much as the lap can hold.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Lapful — Lap ful, n.; pl. {Lapfuls}. As much as the lap can contain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lapful — 1610s, from LAP (Cf. lap) (n.) + FUL (Cf. ful) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lapful — [lap′fool΄] n. pl. lapfuls as much as a lap can hold …   English World dictionary

  • lapful — Ⅰ. lap [1] ► NOUN ▪ the flat area between the waist and knees of a seated person. ● fall (or drop) into someone s lap Cf. ↑fall into someone s lap ● in someone s lap Cf. ↑in someone s lap …   English terms dictionary

  • lapful — noun see lap I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lapful — /lap fool/, n., pl. lapfuls. as much as the lap can hold. [1605 15; LAP1 + FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • lapful — n. as much as can be held in a lap …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lapful — lap·ful …   English syllables

  • lapful — lap•ful [[t]ˈlæp fʊl[/t]] n. pl. fuls use as much as the lap can hold • Etymology: 1605–15 usage: See ful …   From formal English to slang

  • lapful — noun the quantity that can be held in the lap • Hypernyms: ↑containerful …   Useful english dictionary

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