/skin"fool/, n., pl. skinfuls.
1. the amount that a skin container can hold.
2. Informal. a large or satisfying amount of food and drink.
3. Informal. an amount of liquor sufficient to make a person drunk.
[1640-50; SKIN + -FUL]
Usage. See -ful.

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