What does the word handful mean?

Usage examples for handful

  1. The question was to be settled for Cromwell in his usual way, with a handful of hussars. – John Knox and the Reformation by Andrew Lang
  2. Ah, I had a handful soon! – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  3. The half- breed moved to the bar, and, throwing down a handful of silver, said: It is good we drink after so much heat. – Pierre And His People, [Tales of the Far North], Volume 4. by Gilbert Parker
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