buttload (plural buttloads)

  1. (obsolete, UK, West Country) A regional English measure of capacity of a heavy cart (a butt), containing 6 seams, or 48 bushels, equivalent to 384 gallons.
  2. (dated, British, Southern US, New England) A large amount carried in a butt.
    We spent all day Sunday and picked up a buttload of pecans.
  3. (by extension, mildly, vulgar, slang) Any large but unspecific amount.
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