- a basket or cart for groceries.
- a selected group of consumer goods and services whose cost is tracked for calculating a consumer price index and measuring the cost of living.
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Examples from the Web for market basket
Now came Temperance with her market-basket, and she had to be told.It Might Have Been
Emily Sarah Holt
There was an exciting time when one of the chickens escaped from a market-basket and had to be chased all over the carriage.Our Little French Cousin
No customer left her stand without adding something to the weight of his or her market-basket.Fashion and Famine
Ann S. Stephens
I can see Jake Stimbel now, carrying the market-basket after me, or scrubbing the pavement.Pencil Sketches
A battered straw hat, drawn well over his eyes, a large apron, and a market-basket completed the transformation.The House Opposite