2. A hand's breadth; four inches.
Knap the tongs together about a handful from the bottom.Bacon.
3. A small quantity or number.
This handful of men were tied to very hard duty.Fuller.
4. A person, task, or situation, which is the most that one can manage; as, my two-year-old is a
To have one's handful, to have one's hands full; to have all one can do.
They had their handful to defend themselves from firing.Sir. W. Raleigh.
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