Bushel

Definition of Bushel

Bush´el   Pronunciation: b
n.1.A dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons, or thirty-two quarts.
2.A vessel of the capacity of a bushel, used in measuring; a bushel measure.
Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed, and not to be set on a candlestick?
- Mark iv. 21.
3.A quantity that fills a bushel measure; as, a heap containing ten bushels of apples.
4.A large indefinite quantity.
The worthies of antiquity bought the rarest pictures with bushels of gold, without counting the weight or the number of the pieces.
- Dryden.
5.The iron lining in the nave of a wheel. [Eng.] In the United States it is called a box. See 4th Bush.
v. t. & i.1.(Tailoring) To mend or repair, as men's garments; to repair garments.
[imp. & p. p. Busheled p. pr. & vb. n. Busheling.]

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