/shelf"fool/, n., pl. shelffuls.
1. an amount adequate to fill a shelf: They buy canned goods by the shelfful.
2. the amount contained on a shelf: We gave away a shelfful of books.
[1875-80; SHELF + -FUL]
Usage. See -ful.

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