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carryall1

[kar-ee-awl]
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noun
  1. a large bag, basket, etc., especially a large, lightweight piece of luggage with soft sides.

Origin of carryall1

First recorded in 1830–40; noun use of verb phrase carry all

carryall2

[kar-ee-awl]
noun
  1. a four-wheeled covered carriage having seats for four persons, usually drawn by one horse.
  2. a passenger automobile or bus having two facing benches running the length of the body.

Origin of carryall2

1705–15, Americanism; alteration of cariole by folk etymology
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Examples from the Web for carryall

Historical Examples

  • He sighed, heavily, and his sigh was echoed from the back seat of the carryall.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • But Miss Parker had not waited for him to finish; she was already on her way to the carryall.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • It was of the "carryall" variety, except that it had but a single narrow seat.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • We all said we'd go with him, and we went, six in one carryall.

    Cape Cod Stories

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • The carryall was now floating, with the water covering the floor.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for carryall

carryall1

noun
  1. a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage usually designed to carry four passengers

carryall2

noun
  1. US and Canadian a large strong bag with handlesAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): holdall
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