- a small bag or knapsack, as for a soldier.
Origin of kit bag
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for kitbag
The sight of a Territorial with a kitbag completed his recovery.
An English kitbag, battered and scarred, swung heavily from his hand.
“I thought you said Hollingworth had a pretty wife,” tranquilly rejoined the other, digging into his kitbag for a towel.John Ames, Native Commissioner
From the bottom of the kitbag he dug up a blue velours case, which after a moment's hesitation he opened.
"Well, that finishes our work," the large young man said, going to a kitbag in the corner of the cabin and getting out a bottle.Uller Uprising
Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
- a canvas or other bag for a serviceman's kit
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