This handful of men were tied to very hard duty. - Fuller.
An example of a handful is a small child who is overactive.
The hyperactive toddler is a real handful.
Those twins are a real handful to look after.
An example of a handful is the number of people in the audience for the local music show.
An example of a handful is the amount of peanuts that fit in your hand when you reach into a bowl.
Only a handful of people on the street.
A mere handful of people.