1. the amount of cargo that can be held by a boat or ship or a freight car

- he imported wine by the boatload

Similar word(s): carload, shipload

Definition categories: quantity

Sentences with boatload as a noun:

- 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.