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lunchpail

[luhnch-peyl]
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noun
  1. lunchbox.
  2. a worker's lunchbox in the shape of a pail, originally for carrying hot food.

Origin of lunchpail

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; lunch + pail
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  • Lunch-pail and hat went down on the floor as Lanse got rid of them and seized Charlotte's arm.

    The Second Violin

    Grace S. Richmond

  • The two boys were content to sit on the railway track, and each ate out of his or her own lunch-pail.

    Derrick Sterling

    Kirk Monroe

  • Derrick took this opportunity to secure his lunch-pail and water-can, which he slung by their chains over his shoulder.

    Derrick Sterling

    Kirk Monroe

  • But just as she flung herself down beside the whip, there came a harsh call from behind her, where the lunch-pail stood.