boatload vs carload what difference

what is difference between boatload and carload

English

Etymology

From boat +‎ load. Notionally, because the commodity in question might have constituted the entire load of a cargo ship or boat.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbəʊtˌləʊd/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈboʊtˌloʊd/

Noun

boatload (plural boatloads)

  1. Cargo or passengers that fill a boat.
  2. (slang) A large quantity.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:lot
    He showed up an hour later with a whole boatload of hamburgers, chips, cookies, and assorted other munchies, not to mention sodas and beer, and we all fell in and stuffed ourselves silly.
    • 2006, Rob Pegoraro, “Waiting for the Winner of a High-Definition High Noon”, The Washington Post, December 10 [1]
      What’s a fair price to pay for video perfection, or even something that looks a lot like it? In the case of high-definition movie discs, the answer may not just be “a boatload of money,” but having to keep two incompatible players under the TV set.

Related terms

  • containerload

Translations

References

  • “boatload”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

Anagrams

  • Badolato


English

Etymology

From car +‎ load

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɑːləʊd/, [ˈkʰɑːləʊd]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑɹloʊd/, [ˈkʰɑɹloʊd]

Noun

carload (plural carloads)

  1. The contents of an automobile (passengers, supplies, etc.) for one trip.
  2. (rail transport, US, Canada) The quantity of goods that can be carried in a freight car.

Translations

References

  • “carload”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  • “less-than-carload”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

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