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kit bag

or kitbag

noun
1.
a small bag or knapsack, as for a soldier.
Origin of kit bag
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • The sight of a Territorial with a kitbag completed his recovery.

  • An English kitbag, battered and scarred, swung heavily from his hand.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • “I thought you said Hollingworth had a pretty wife,” tranquilly rejoined the other, digging into his kitbag for a towel.

  • From the bottom of the kitbag he dug up a blue velours case, which after a moment's hesitation he opened.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • "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
British Dictionary definitions for kitbag

kitbag

/ˈkɪtˌbæɡ/
noun
1.
a canvas or other bag for a serviceman's kit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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